[ntp:questions] Re: Taming the pinball machine

Maarten Wiltink maarten at kittensandcats.net
Mon Nov 10 09:04:25 UTC 2003

"David L. Mills" <mills at udel.edu> wrote in message
news:3FAF2F26.764A8AA at udel.edu...

> Arrgh. We get hundreds of indexing attacks every night, one of which
> might have sprung a block against you. The ultimate problem is that the
> ftp server insists that the DNS name agrees with with your IP address. I
> am told by our system staff that the workaround of choice is to snarf
> via the web ftp://ftp.udel.edu. Modern life is becoming really
> complicated.

That doesn't work from here, either. What DNS name has to agree, exactly?
The one of my NATing router, perhaps?

I would say that to break existing protocols so they only work from a
browser is, well, Bad.

Maarten Wiltink

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