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Re: F9 DOS attack



On Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 02:25:26AM +1030, Tim wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-11-26 at 06:54 -0500, Dave Feustel wrote:
> > 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.
> 
> If you're chatting with your ISP, I'd ask them if it's just you being
> flooded, or a range of their IP addresses.  Then you'll know if you're a
> direct target.  If they can't work that out, they're hopeless.
> 
> As far as security goes, turn off the services you don't need.  And
> configure the ones that you do need, to not listen to the outside world
> unnecessarily (secure the services properly, don't rely on a firewall to
> stand in the way).  Then, add a firewall to your mix.  It's an extra
> layer, not the only thing you should use in your defence.

I don't run any servers. My total activity is email, browsing, and RSS.
I don't even use ssh. Makes me wonder what I did to provoke the attack
(assuming that the attack was specifically directed at me.)
 
> Attempts to crack into your system over SSH, for instance, will be water
> off a duck's back if you don't have an SSH server running, or it never
> listens to the world interface.
> 
> -- 
> [tim localhost ~]$ uname -r
> 2.6.27.5-41.fc9.i686
> 
> Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored.  I
> read messages from the public lists.
> 
> 
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