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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
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.
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