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Re: Dealing with infected users (Re: ICMP traffic increasing on most backbones Re: GLBX ICMP rate limiting
From: Petri Helenius <pete () he iki fi>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 09:55:10 +0300


Vadim Antonov wrote:

It should be pointed put that the ISPs have their share of blame for the
quick-spreading worms, beause they neglected very simple precautions --
such as giving cutomers pre-configured routers or DSL/cable modems with
firewalls disabled by default (instead of the standard "end-user, let only
outgoing connections thru" configuration), and providing insufficient
information to end-users on configuring these firewalls.

And you´re willing to pay all the helpdesk persons helping these people to adjust their configurations to accommodate for KaZaa, BitTorrent, Quake3, Counter Strike, etc?

It would be much easier and more centralized if the networking interfaces in operating systems
would not expose services by default. But were already went there.

Pete



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