[Dshield] DShield's Public Goals

David Cary Hart DShield at TQMcube.com
Fri Jan 6 15:50:10 GMT 2006


On Thu, 5 Jan 2006 14:17:27 -0800 (PST)
josh at theoubliette.net opined:
> Such a blocking solution wouldn't solve the problem in the case of a
> compromised host running it's own mail server (i.e. reducing spam and
> spread of viruses)...I would *theoretically* just make a smarter mailbot
> virus that uses the ISP's mail service.

That presupposes that the ISP is not requiring SMTP authentication, relying
solely on the ownership of the client IP. Moreover, most ISPs have some form of
rate limiting.

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