[Dshield] Port 135

Roger RShady at stny.rr.com
Fri Oct 25 18:58:18 GMT 2002


Let's clarify something.  There is Windows Messenger that the admin uses 
to broadcast messages using his intranet.  You'll
see it in Windows 2000/XP by opening the Microsoft Management Console 
and clicking on Services.  I believe what  the students are using is MSN 
Messenger.

Jan Johansson wrote:

>On Wed, Oct 16, 2002 at 10:17:05AM -0700, John Hardin wrote:
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>>If they're accessing this through your firewall, your firewall is
>>misconfigured. I think that could be an effective argument against
>>liability.
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>What firewall? And where should I point it with 10 000 students.
>Protect the Internet from me or me from the Internet. It is as
>much harm on either side anyway which makes it useless.
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>>135:139 SHOULD NOT be permitted in from or out to the Internet.
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>How should my students then be able to access their files from
>home? Mapping shares over the Internet works and is easy to
>use for the computer illiterate.
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>The problem lies in the messenger service. It should validate
>messages using crypto and whatever means the administrator has
>decided. (This may be possible but I 'Don't do Windows').
>
>Instead of talking law call your Micrsoft support line and ask
>for a better Messenger service.
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