[Pool] DDoS Type Attack

John Winters ntp at sinodun.org.uk
Mon Feb 17 21:09:10 UTC 2014


On 17/02/14 15:13, Nyamul Hassan wrote:
[snip]
> Your explanation seems to indicate that the list configuration is
> incorrect.  This is the NTP Pool list.  So, any replies sent on this list
> should automatically be sent to the list, not to the sender.

There are (at least) two schools of thought on this front:

http://www.unicom.com/pw/reply-to-harmful.html

http://marc.merlins.org/netrants/reply-to-useful.html

Having run a reasonably large list I incline towards the latter view, 
but I don't think there'll ever be consensus.

> We can certainly edit the "to" and "cc" when we reply, but doing that for
> every email (or even keep track of which list I am replying to) is a bit of
> an unnecessary task, especially when this should be fixed at the
> configuration of the list.  Perhaps the list admins can help?

I'd suggest trying a better quality e-mail client.

John


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