[Dshield] 1214 (Kazaa) multiple hits & 80 as well

John Sage jsage at finchhaven.com
Sat Jun 22 05:24:34 GMT 2002

On Fri, Jun 21, 2002 at 06:35:52AM -0500, Ed Truitt wrote:
> Does your ISP supply dynamic (DHCP) addresses, or static?  If the former, it
> may explain (partially) your getting hit with the KaZaA probes - this is
> quite common on dynamically-allocated IPs.

Yet another issue to consider:

If you currently have a dynamic IP that was "owned" previously by a
KaZaA user, that IP address is retained in a cache by the *other*
KaZaA users that person was connecting to..

Follow me?

So when one of those *other* KaZaA users comes online, and/or starts
up KaZaA, he immediately starts scanning that list of IP addresses,
looking for previous partners that are currently online.

I believe this explains why KaZaA probes suddenly appear out of
nowhere, even when you (or I, I'm on a dialup at home..) have been on
the same IP address for hours and hours.

- John
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