[Dshield] Being a good Internet citizen - best practices?

Chris Wright dshield at yaps4u.net
Sat Feb 4 20:29:21 GMT 2006


Jeff,

Nice concise post.  Some great info.

Thanks.

Regards

Chris 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: list-bounces at lists.dshield.org 
> [mailto:list-bounces at lists.dshield.org] On Behalf Of Jeff Kell
> Sent: 04 February 2006 13:51
> To: General DShield Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [Dshield] Being a good Internet citizen - best practices?
> 
> Anthony Rodgers wrote:
> > I am in the IT department of a largish organization (~400 desktops) 
> > with our own IP netblocks (5 /24s), and I was wanting to 
> gather ideas 
> > from the list for what we could be doing to be a good Internet 
> > citizen, along the lines of monitoring abuse@ mail 
> addresses, keeping 
> > our WHOIS up to date, etc.
> MOREnet has a good summary of links at
> http://www.more.net/security/best/other.html. The page has 
> clickable links, I'll not try to post as HTML here since the 
> list is (I think) plaintext only and would make this look 
> like crap :-). But a representative example of what is 
> available (from any RFC repository):
> 
>     * RFC 1173 - Responsibilities of Host and Net Managers: A 
> summary of
>       "oral traditions" that apply to systems management.
>     * RFC 1281 - Guidelines for the Secure Operation of the Internet.
>     * RFC 1746 - Ways to Define User Expectations.
>     * RFC 1818 - Best Current Practices: A general 
> introduction to best
>       practices from Internic.
>     * RFC 2119 - Key words for use in RFCs to indicate 
> requirement levels.
>     * RFC 2142 - Mailbox names for common services, roles and 
> functions.
>       This document is highly recommended reading for anyone who is
>       responsible for a server or network.
>     * RFC 2350 - Expectations for Computer Security Incident Response:
>       Excellent guideline for creating a computer incident response
>       capability.
>     * RFC 2505 - Anti-Spam Recommendations for SMTP MTAs.
> 
> Jeff
> 
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