Security blocking question

Aflatoon Aflatooni aaflatooni at
Fri Oct 9 22:38:37 UTC 2009

----- Original Message ----
> From: Gary Gatten <Ggatten at>
> To: Adam Vande More <amvandemore at>; Aflatoon Aflatooni <aaflatooni at>
> Cc: freebsd-questions at
> Sent: Fri, October 9, 2009 5:53:10 PM
> Subject: RE: Security blocking question
> I might also add, if it's only a handful that have legitimate access
> requirements, maybe black hole all ip's from locations (countries, etc.)
> they'll never be in.  We see a lot of bad traffic from well, certain
> countries and we simply null route them.  Or if I feel like playing a
> bit I'll route them to a tar-pit and honey pot just to see what they do.
> Pretty entertaining sometimes! :)

My experience has been that honeypot is good to catch internal hackers. 
I have also noticed that we get dictionary attacks from zombies in North America. I have managed to capture a Perl script that they use and it just retransmits the command from the IP of the server that have the Perl script installed.


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