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Re: F9 DOS attack



On Tue, Nov 25, 2008 at 08:01:08PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Nov 2008 14:58:27 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
> Dave Feustel <dfeustel mindspring com> wrote:
> 
> > Well, my cable modem once again getting a LOT of unsolicited traffic
> > from the internet - so much so that nothing I attempt to send gets
> > out. My poor ole Dell doesn't even have enough oomph to process keyboard
> > commands. Does this qualify as a DOS attack?
> > 
> > Is there any way to get around this?
> 
> Assuming you have firewalling configured to drop all the crud then no -
> contact your ISP and law enforcement as appropriate.

I spoke with a Comcast technician yesterday. He said there was nothing
Comcast could do and that the problem was that the 'bomber' was able to
get my ip address by scanning my system. That seems inconsistent to me.


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