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Re: The use of .0/.255 addresses.
On Sat, 26 Jun 2004, Jared Mauch wrote: > This includes Washington state host software vendors that > may need to distribute patches for networking stacks with defects > in their handling of outbound TCP connections (referenced in an alternate > email..) Then of course we could use their ignorance to advantage and setup box that you know will never be accessed from windows as .0 or .255. You want to have a firewall or router interface that will not be dropped by the zombie army? Sure, thing, just set to to .0 Actually I've done testing on this about 6 months ago and setup box with normal ip and box with .0 ip and check how much boxes were being scanned. What an amazing results! The box with normal ip gets usually at least once per minute. The box with .0 ip got scanned I think once over several days period. Apparently viruses and hackers don't know that .0 can actually be real ip either! Of course, now that I have mentioned this, it might be changing real soon (so I'll do another test in 6 months to check :) -- William Leibzon Elan Networks firstname.lastname@example.org