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Re: *scream* Cannot contact AT&T WorldNet NOC
On Sun, Sep 28, 1997 at 05:34:09PM -0500, Sean Donelan wrote: > If you don't directly connect or peer with them, have you tried going > through your upstream provider to get a trouble ticket referral for their > NOC? AT&T has been very good about providing the secret code-word and > telephone number to their direct inter-connects and peers in the past. SprintLink is our upstream. After three hours they called back and said that I "have to contact the Computer Crimes Division of the FBI". Since the attempts stoped hours ago, I'm just going to pay close attention to my logs and follow up if it happens again. Someone apparently from a WorldNet dial-up account, calling in via New Orleans and Dallas was sending large numbers of TCP connections to port 1080. That's of course the default Socks Port. We don't run socks. Never have. The connection attempts were blocked and logged. The reasons could be: 1) stupid user entered in the wrong address for a socks proxy 2) Denial of Service attack It if were #1, then why would it be coming from two different cities and why sooooo many connections. If it was #2, why am I not seeing more connections and why TCP? IT seems to me that it's kinda pointless to spoof the source address on a TCP connection unless you are *very* clever. Why only port 1080? --Eric -- Eric Wieling ([email protected]), Corporate Communications Technology Sales: 504-585-7303 ([email protected]), Support: 504-525-5449 ([email protected]) I don't bother to set my alarm clock anymore. Someone always pages me before I need to wake up anyway.