[unisog] Cost of the worm......

Paul L Schmehl pauls at utdallas.edu
Fri Aug 10 16:45:48 GMT 2001

--On Friday, August 10, 2001 9:02 AM -0400 Gary Flynn <flynngn at jmu.edu> 
> Assuming their AUP doesn't prohibit servers, this is another example
> of the innocent being punished because of the actions of the guilty.
> The guilty who released the worm and the guilty who don't maintain
> their computers.
Which seems to be the only effective way to put a stop to this sort of 
stuff.  (Think RBL, UDP, etc.)  Unfortunately, when you get connectivity 
from a network that allows "rogue" individuals to run around amok creating 
havoc, you sometimes have to suffer for their misdeeds.

Hopefully, the innocent will get irritated enough to move to a better 
provider, and the provider will then get the message.

> I think CodeRed in its present form should be called "evolve". I find
> myself sometimes wishing that someone would release "die" or "extinct"
> for those servers that still aren't patched after weeks of high profile
> media coverage.
<aol>me too</aol>  What I can't fathom is how you could not know that your 
servers are spewing junk all over the Internet, but that is apparently the 

Paul L. Schmehl, pauls at utdallas.edu
Supervisor, Support Services
The University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member

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