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Re: Sobig.f surprise attack today
From: Patrick Muldoon <doon () inoc net>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 16:35:19 -0400

On Thursday 28 August 2003 04:24 pm, Mike Tancsa wrote:
At 11:14 PM 28/08/2003 +0300, Petri Helenius wrote:
Mike Tancsa wrote:
I dont think this would work too well.  The users who are infected often
think something is wrong because their connection and computer are not
working quite right. So they disconnect / reconnect / reboot so they burn
through quite a few dynamic IP addresses along the way.

This is an artifact of ISP´s wanting to have static IP´s as an add-on
premium service
so they provide short lease times and change IP as often as it´s feasible
interrupting service unneccessarily.

Huh ?  This is an artifact of the way PM3s and MAX 6096s work with respect
to how IP addresses are assigned out of pools.... i.e. this is the default
behaviour.  The same goes for our DSL pool.


It isn't about wanting to charge more for a static ip per sea, it is more 
about efficient use of address space. If  I have 10K dialup customers, if I 
go to arin and ask for a /18 so each one of my dialup customers can have a 
static ip, what do you think the response is going to be?  

Patrick Muldoon
Network/Software Engineer
INOC (http://www.inoc.net)
PGPKEY (http://www.inoc.net/~doon)
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