[Snort-users] DNS, portscan, & laptops

Vitaly Osipov vosipov at ...2096...
Tue Jun 19 04:46:24 EDT 2001

It's just another example that it's _bad_ to use automated complaining
(and, oh horror, firewall reconfiguration) tools. Standart example - 5
minutes of spoofed traffic, and you'll be known as a big spammer for the
rest of your life :)))


Andrew Daviel wrote:
> A little gotcha - well, as it relates to my reporter script
> http://andrew.triumf.ca/pub/security/reporter/
> The notes say to ignore DNS servers to avoid triggering the portscan
> plugin. So I ignore the root nameservers, our onsite users use our
> onsite nameservers, occasional DNS lookups are ignored, and everything
> is OK.
> Then someone brings a laptop onsite, forgets to reconfigure the
> DNS from their home ISP, and does a lot of surfing. Result, 2 automated
> complaints sent to their ISP (followed by manual "sorry! please ignore.").
> I since fixed the script to ignore UDP source port 53.
> Normally, I suppose, you would like to know about someone
> misconfigured like this, but probably not to panic...
> --
> Andrew Daviel, TRIUMF, Canada
> Tel. +1 (604) 222-7376
> security at ...524...
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