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From Tom Diehl <>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: stopping hackers
Date Wed, 02 Jul 2003 03:01:01 GMT
On Tue, 1 Jul 2003, Sam Carleton wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 01, 2003 at 10:59:55AM -0400, Tom Diehl wrote:
> > 
> > These are winbloze viruses like nimda and code red trying to exploite your
> > M$ IIS server. Since you do not appear to have one of them you just get the
> > error that the files are not there. Not much you can do about short of blocking
> > every windoze machine in the world at the firewall. Short of that and if you
> > have a lot of time on your hands you could start notifying the owners of the
> > machines that they are infected.
> So how exactly do I go about informing the owner that the machine is
> infected?  I did a reverse lookup on the IP and it is coming from a
> road runner account.  I am assuming that I need to notify Road
> Runner and they will notify the end user?

That is how it is supposed to work but who knows what they will do.

......Tom		Registered Linux User #14522	My current SpamTrap ------->

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