[Dshield] ISP Responsibity...
abuse at what4now.com
Sun Aug 21 18:47:25 GMT 2005
** Reply to message from Mrcorp <mrcorp at yahoo.com> on Sun, 21 Aug 2005 06:47:41
> I dont know, as I read this thread, it worries me that some of you are actually in favor of an ISP
> shutting down ports as it feels it should. To me that is not appropriate. Once an ISP shuts
> down, lets say 445, the attackers will attack another port, lets say 25. So the attackers move to
> terminal services, and that gets shut down. Before we know it, all ports are closed and we can
> barely surf the Internet. Shutting down ports is not an answer. its reactive and completly self
> defeats the Internet.
The ISPs have a choice either shut down port 25 or shut down the users computer
until it is cleaned up. It appears that most ISPs prefer to shut port 25. As
I have said earlier I have no problem with this because it does not prevent me
from using email even if I have my own server.
> I want to be able to port scan from my computer, for business reasons, I
> want to be able to terminal service out and so on.
I think this is abuse. I just wish there was some way to make ISPs and other
businesses stop this practice. For now I just stop what I can at the firewall.
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