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Re: Dealing with infected users (Re: ICMP traffic increasing on most backbones Re: GLBX ICMP rate limiting

  • From: Omachonu Ogali
  • Date: Fri Aug 29 10:16:36 2003

On Thu, Aug 28, 2003 at 03:09:22PM -0700, Vadim Antonov wrote:
> It should be pointed put that the ISPs have their share of blame for the
> quick-spreading worms, beause they neglected very simple precautions --
> such as giving cutomers pre-configured routers or DSL/cable modems with
> firewalls disabled by default (instead of the standard "end-user, let only
> outgoing connections thru" configuration), and providing insufficient
> information to end-users on configuring these firewalls.

Yes, fingerpointing fixes everything. I remember a quote my music
teacher used to tell the class, "for every one finger you point at
someone else, four fingers are pointing back at you".




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