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Re: Sobig.f surprise attack today
- From: Damian Gerow
- Date: Thu Aug 28 16:35:41 2003
Thus spake Petri Helenius (firstname.lastname@example.org) [28/08/03 16:23]:
> >I dont think this would work too well. The users who are infected
> >often think something is wrong because their connection and computer
> >are not working quite right. So they disconnect / reconnect / reboot
> >so they burn through quite a few dynamic IP addresses along the way.
> This is an artifact of ISP?s wanting to have static IP?s as an add-on
> premium service
> so they provide short lease times and change IP as often as it?s
> feasible without
> interrupting service unneccessarily.
Or potentially an artifact of wanting more IP space from ARIN, as opposed to
assigning a static IP to every user we have, even the ones that are only
connected for about an hour a month. But hey, that's just a minor detail.