Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1999:February:13 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1999/2/13-20 [Computer/Networking] UID:15409 Activity:kinda low
2/12    Soda got mailbombed; we added a firewall rule to deny packets from
        that particular host.  Sorry about the reboot.
        \_ How is that accomplished in freeBSD?  tcpd config file?
        \_ why isn't this in official above?
           \_ Uh, Mr. Observant, it is.  The user who quoted it from
              motd.official is no doubt seeking to gain some knowledge.
              As for the how of it, I assume it's something with ipfw.
              Checking boot files shows that my guess was bang-on.  Check
              /etc/ipfw.rules for the details.  --sowings
        \_ I'm running an ISP myself. What is that evil host IP?
                \_ blocking a host via IP because of a mail bombing is
                   ridiculous.  Most likely it was a bozo using a box
                   he'd broken into, and he probably has a dozen other
                   boxes he can do it from if he wants to.   -tom
                   \_ true, if you eliminate one means of attack you leave
                      open others.  personally, i think every smtp server
                      should deny all mail coming from "free e-mail" sites
                      like Hot Mail and Yahoo since those guys can't seem
                      to get their act together and stop providing services
                      for mass spammers.
                   \_ Are you implying that people who run soda are stupid?
                        Fuck you tom. Why don't you come into Soda Hall and
                        and do voluntary sys admin 3:00am at night. Fucker.
                     \_ I don't think he was saying that at all.  Anyways,
                        why so rabid?
                   \_ Most likely Tom is wrong.  Haven't you guys learned
                      by now?
                        \_ Tom's reply was so "Tom" I had to leave it. -anti-tom
                \_ Look, if you want to reboot your machine every time
                   someone tries some relatively innocuous attack against
                   it, more power to you.  It's just not the way people
                   with a clue run their machines.  -tom
                   \_ The reboot was not directly due to the mailbomb. -root
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        \_ What if someone is trying to write a legi. email to a user@soda
           from that address?
                \_ Buy your own domain name. Co-locate your own server. Manage
                   your own system from scratch. No problem.
        \_ Soda is not your ISP, folks. Shut up or leave.
        \_ Update: the mailbomb was accidental.  The temporary firewall rule
           has been removed.
        \_ the soda motd: feel the love
1999/2/13 [Uncategorized] UID:15410 Activity:nil 77%like:15411
2/12    When trying to install an iomega zip plus driver on my clunky 486,
        I got an error that says "ASPI for Win32 not initialized!" and it
        wouldn't map a drive for the zip drive. What gives?
1999/2/13-14 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:15411 Activity:nil 77%like:15410
2/13    I tried installing an iomega zip plus driver on my clunky 486, but
        it gave me an "ASPI for Win32 not initialized!" error during the
        installation program, and it wouldn't map a drive for the zip
        drive. What gives?
        \_ Well, your main problem is that you are using Winblows, but
           to fix this minor problem in Winblows download the ASAPI.exe
           and ASAPICHK.exe. These programs will upgrade a bunch of DLL's
           and you should be able to get the drive working. I found these
           programs on Smart&Friendly's website, but they are also available
           from Adaptec and Iomega.
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1999:February:13 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>