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RE: F9 DOS attack



hi dave...

just saw this thread. are you running a static ip on your external internet
connection. if you aren't, you could simply force the cable modem to reset
to another ip address..

you might have to work with comcast tech support to accomplish this. (get a
2nd/3rd level guy who actually knows/wants to help you out)

if you've already done this, has it managed to slow the offender down?

do you have a router connected to the cable modem? does it log the ip
addresses of the offending client?



-----Original Message-----
From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com
[mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com]On Behalf Of Dave Feustel
Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 3:54 AM
To: Alan Cox
Cc: Community assistance, encouragement,and advice for using Fedora.
Subject: 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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