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Re: Code Red growth stats

  • From: Stephen J. Wilcox
  • Date: Wed Aug 01 16:33:44 2001

On Wed, 1 Aug 2001, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

> I ran a little script on the totals reported by, 
> calculating the ratio between successive samples.  (The latest graph I 
> could find, as of 1615 EDT, ended at 1400 EDT.)  There was a period of 
> steady exponential growth in there, but it seems to be tailing off.  
> That's consistent with another report posted here.

Does anyone have any theories as to why its tailing, are the thousands of
vulnerable machines being patched all of a sudden? If not then why is
traffic decreasing so fast when the worm just keeps searching?