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From: Avleen Vig <lists-nanog () silverwraith com>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2003 17:46:56 -0700


On Fri, Aug 15, 2003 at 06:40:49PM -0500, Jack Bates wrote:
I'm sure Microsoft is aware that many networks are severly pissed off 
about the extra overhead they are enduring because of this worm. I think 
my helpdesk said, "Fry 'em." While we'll continue monitoring and 
cleaning up systems scanning for infections, the DOS side of the worm 
and variants is rather tame and will be allowed through so long as it 
meets standard egress/ingress policy. I just can't see a bunch of 
already employee starved networks devoting more resources just to save 
Microsoft from their own vulnerability.

Having dealt with many very annoying vulnerabilities in the past like
this (The numerous CodeRed varients/Nimda, Slammer, this), I'm fed up of
it.
To the point where it doesn't hurt my network, hurt other people, or
cause me an increase in costs, I won't be going out of my way to defend
MS. Frankly, it might be the only way they'll learn.
Imaging the havok if every Windows virus tried to attack MS.

-- 
Avleen Vig
Systems Administrator
Personal: www.silverwraith.com


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