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Re: Working vulnerability? (Cisco exploit)

  • From: Paul Vixie
  • Date: Sat Jul 19 10:52:41 2003

> >> ... but people are attacking seemingly random IPs, including ones in a
> >> new ARIN block that have not yet been assigned/used for anything.
> >> What do they think they're attacking?
> >
> > Civilization.
> You call this civilisation?

Since I'm just now rereading e. e. "doc" smith's "Lensman" series, I took
the answer in that context, and I completely agree.  Not so much that it's
what "we" are, that it's what "they" are fighting against.

But I moralize.
Paul Vixie