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Re: How should ISPs notify customers about Bots (Was Re: DNS Hijacking

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Mon Jul 23 17:28:15 2007

On Mon, 23 Jul 2007, Chris L. Morrow wrote:
So, to back this up and get off the original complaint, if a service
provider can protect a large portion of their customer base with some
decent intelligence gathering and security policy implementation is that a
good thing? keeping in mind that in this implementation users who know
enough and are willing to forgoe that 'protection' (for some value of
protection) can certainly circumvent/avoid it.

Joe St Sauver covers some of these topics.

Should ISPs attempt to block Bot Command and Control connections (which is more general than just IRC C&C Bots), assuming ISPs try to avoid "legitimate" servers although mistakes might happen?