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Re: Operational impact of filtering SMB/NETBIOS traffic?
On Sun, Nov 19, 2000 at 04:30:12PM -0500, Mike Johnson wrote: > > I've been reading this thread, and from the get go I've been wondering > why an ISP would consider filtering SMB, SSH, telnet, or any other well > used protocol. I suppose I'm under the opinion that an ISP should let > their customers shoot themselves in the foot. Because the majoriy of one's customers are clueless morons, open to being owned by the 31337-haX0rs of the world. So it is better to block it by default, and open it where requested, than to leave it open and thereby be the source of a massive DoS that gets your IP blackholed to major networks, your business disrupted, and possibly your equipment confiscated by overzealous FBI or Secret Service agents. Better a couple of customers briefly pissed off than a lot of customers pissed off at length.