[Dshield] Re: Dshield digest, Vol 1 #185 - 11 msgs

John Hardin johnh at aproposretail.com
Wed Aug 8 15:09:33 GMT 2001

Mark Martin wrote:
> While in agreement with you on quashing the notion of the anti-worm, I'm
> still pondering how such a thing would even work, technically.  I mean, how
> would it spread?

I suspect the least-impact way to do this is NOT via a worm, as the
greatest inpact we're seeing is from the scanning activity itself. A
disinfection worm would not reduce the scanning activity much.

Rather, the tool should refer to a list of IP addresses from the
"central authority" (DShield?) and attempt to fix those machines.

Hey! The next big Distributed Processing Screen Saver app: download a
limited list of IP addresses from the central authority (which provides
a list that is "topologically close" if possible), attempt to patch
them, repeat.

John Hardin                                   <johnh at aproposretail.com>
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