[ntp:questions] Re: Taming the pinball machine

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Tue Nov 11 06:06:43 UTC 2003


You get what you get what you get. Be advised security issues here are
overwhelming. Our department blacklist has over 3,000 entries and my
personal spam filter has several hundred entries. I don't think folks
realize how serious the abuse is at your friendly local university.
Meanwhile, snarf via the web seems the prudent course.


Maarten Wiltink wrote:
> "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.
> Groetjes,
> Maarten Wiltink

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