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Re: Verizon clients DOS own site?

  • From: Rubens Kuhl Jr.
  • Date: Thu Feb 19 17:39:30 2004

Or add a
127.0.0.1 supportcenter.verizon.net
entry to the remotes hosts file. If and when they solve this or the software
is removed, remove the entry; traffic will be killed locally before entering
your VPN.


Rubens

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "William Warren" <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>
Cc: <[email protected]>
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2004 6:48 PM
Subject: Re: Verizon clients DOS own site?



this is part of the autodiag software installed by the VZ cd....you will
need to go through your remotes and uninstall that stuffe..

[email protected] wrote:

> Anyone else seeing this, it started up a few weeks ago.
>
> We have a number of home users that VPN to our corporate network who are
> using Verizon DSL as their Internet provider.  While they are connected to
> the corporate network they are generating tons of hits to
> 'supportcenter.verizon.net' (206.46.187.54)
>
> Here's a basic trace:
>
> host.on.my.net -> 206.46.187.54 TCP 49980 > HTTP [ACK]
> host.on.my.net -> 206.46.187.54 HTTP GET /sbconfigservlet/sbconfigservlet
> HTTP/1.1
>
> 206.46.187.54 -> host.on.my.net HTTP HTTP/1.1 404 Not found
>
> Here's the text of the transaction:
>
> host.on.my.net
>
> GET /sbconfigservlet/sbconfigservlet HTTP/1.1
> Accept: */*
> Accept-Language: en
> If-Modified-Since: Mon, 09 Feb 2004 22:49:47 GMT
> User-Agent: Motive HTTP Client
> Host: supportcenter.verizon.net
> Connection: Keep-Alive
> Cache-Control: no-cache
>
> reply from 206.46.187.54
>
> HTTP/1.1 404 Not found
> Server: Netscape-Enterprise/6.0
> Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 19:37:05 GMT
> Content-type: text/html
> Content-length: 292
>
> <HEAD><META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type"
> CONTENT="text/html;charset=ISO-8859-1"><TITLE>Not
> Found</TITLE></HEAD><H1>Not Found</H1> The requested object does not exist
> on this server. The link you followed is either outdated, inaccurate, or
the
> server has been instructed not to let you have it.
>
>
> This repeates over and over again many times a second while the client is
> connected.
>
> My guess is that these client files are the ones that initiate the
> conversation from the client:
>
> C:\program files\verizon\online\supportcenter\bin\matcli.exe
> C:\program files\verizon\online\supportcenter\bin\mpbtn.exe
>
> I'm seeing millions of hits to this site from just our ~100 users using
> Verizon per week.  I have to think that world wide, Verizon clients are
> generating enough traffic to DOS themselves.
>
> I've tried contacting Verizon via email but I haven't received a response
> and their tech support had no information on this.  Although we're now
> blocking this site and trying to clean up the clients, this is still
> generation a lot of noise on our network. Any ideas on how to get Verizon
to
> take a look at this?
>
> Any input is welcome.
>
> Thanks,
>
>
>>Rob Elkind
>
> Information Security Engineer
>
>> EMC´┐Ż
>>where information lives
>>
>>Email:   [email protected]
>>
>>
>
>

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