[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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