[Dshield] How to ask someone's ISP to investigate

Neil Richardson pc_freak at cats.ucsc.edu
Fri Jul 13 17:22:34 GMT 2001


At 05:17 PM 7/12/2001, you wrote:
>Just use the DShield Fightback ;-) . The form letter we use:
>(I also have a Korean version I will put in service soon).


    I think that DShield is a great idea, and Fightback an excellent 
extension of that idea, but I'm a bit confused as to what criteria are used 
to select a candidate to receive a complaint: I've received DShield 
Fightback notifications where "A total of 3 records in dshield's database 
implicate this IP address."  Now, don't get me wrong, ISP notifications are 
(IMHO) a great idea, but it seems that if we're sending out messages about 
machines that only have three entries, we could be generating a lot of 
"noise" that will make us more likely to be ignored when we actually have 
something big to report.  Or are these reports generated manually by people 
clicking on the fightback icon (I think that's how it works)?

-Neil R.
"How do you do it, Homer?  How do you silence that
  little voice that says, 'Think'?"                  -Flanders
"You mean Lisa?"                                    -Homer

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