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SubjectRe: [OFFTOPIC] Re: ATTACK TO MY SYSTEM
Worse than this is the fact that some idiot wrote spam software that tells
each RECPIANT that someone tried to send them spam. I saw a cc list hat
included half of linux-kernel.

Gerhard

On Tue, 23 Sep 2003, Maciej Soltysiak wrote:

> Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 14:55:57 +0200 (CEST)
> From: Maciej Soltysiak <solt@dns.toxicfilms.tv>
> To: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk>
> Cc: Jan Evert van Grootheest <j.grootheest@euronext.nl>,
> Mike Galbraith <efault@gmx.de>,
> german aracil boned <german@tecnoxarxa.com>,
> linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> Subject: Re: [OFFTOPIC] Re: ATTACK TO MY SYSTEM
>
> > When there are enough complaints to mail server admins, hopefully the
> > philosophy will change.
> It is changing. I have been talking to antivirus software people (nod32)
> and I suggested that their virus signatures could have information whether
> the virus spoofs the sender address or not, and then simply do not send
> replies for infected mail. I got a response that they are working on it,
> and that other antivirus software developers like dudes from symantec,
> sophos, mcaffe, etc... are working on it also.
>
> So we should have a slightly better solution to that when the software
> gets better.
>
> Also note the disinformative effect of the virus on plain users.
> We will have all of these problem until the protocols get seriously
> improved. We urgently need a reliable and secure SMTP replacing or
> extending protocol, which would aid in tracking down the culprits.
> TCP/IP Ideas like icmp traceback messages (it's still an IETF draft)
> and other ideas will hopefully help us cut down on spoofing, flooding,
> etc, as the detection will improve. Anyway these are my wishes for the
> Internet Community. The protocols we are using today (SMTP, IP) are
> inadequate due to lacks in their defensive value.
>
> I also heard that there is work in progress conerning SMTP
> replacement/improvement by enhancements.
>
> Regards,
> Maciej
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<>< As a computer I find your faith in technology amusing.

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