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RE: Another major smurf run

  • From: Tom Walton
  • Date: Wed May 06 12:23:17 1998

Isn't there a dedicated list for this yet?

Having been bludgeoned into near-coma by the last month's deluge of
smurf-related stuff - some technically ridiculous, some only
bureaucratically tedious - I don't feel moved to track the "bite-me" list in
real-time (15 minutes *ahead* of real-time, in fact, mirabile dictu).

In the spirit of some recently offered theories, I believe smurfing is
really a cleverly disguised DOS attack, aimed not at the ostensible victims,
rather against the readership of NANOG. Once we're lulled into a torpor by
the smurf postings, our disks will fill to an un-fsckable jumble, 15 full
minutes ahead of real-time.

Take it out in the hall, will ya?

--Tom
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Tom Walton
Director of Strategic Consulting
Dimension Enterprises, Inc
twalton@dimension.net


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu]On Behalf Of
Karl Denninger
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 1998 7:13 PM
To: nanog@merit.edu
Subject: Another major smurf run


Hi Folks,

If you're monitoring my page on this, you want to take a look in another
10-15 minutes.

We were just hit by another major smurf attack, and I captured over a dozen
new prefixes (which got added to our "bite me" list).

http://www.mcs.net/smurf  (update in process right now; give it 10-15
minutes)

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