adamartin at FreeBSD.org
Tue Sep 26 21:53:21 PDT 2006
On 2006 Sep 21 , at 05:16, Roger 'Rocky' Vetterberg wrote:
> Adam Martin wrote:
>> Boy, between spam, sshd-bruteforce attempts, and tons of other
>> stuff.... the 'net has become such an annoying place these days.
>> year this stuff seems to just get worse... *sigh* All this net-trash
>> gives me a headache. What a waste of technology, resources, and
> What bothers me is that all these probes, scans, spams etc still
> succeeds in some cases, otherwise nobody would be doing them.
> As long as people click on spamlinks and leave their systems open to
> automated intrusion, we will have to live with this kind of behavior.
> But, as you say, it is a damn waste.
I think it's just that I pine for better days. Just 5 years ago, this
behaviour was restricted mostly to Windoze systems. 5 years before
that, the notion of net-wide "evil traffic" as a constant background
noise was far fetched. And just 5 years before that, 15 years ago, the
notion of loads of background evil traffic was, as far as I recall,
After the whole of that spam episode, combined with several spikes in
local ssh-bruteforce attempts... I just felt despondent. I still do.
It seems like the whole 'net has gone to hell in a handbasket. So as I
said, I pine for better days. But I think I am a curmudgeon these days
Adam David Alan Martin
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