[plug] The world has disappeared
gpearson at iinet.net.au
Tue Aug 26 09:20:38 WST 2003
It couldn't be because the virus is still running rampant on lots of users
PCs, and is causing problems at the ISP's routers?
Just a thought..
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bernd Felsche" <bernie at innovative.iinet.net.au>
To: <plug at plug.linux.org.au>
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 8:02 AM
Subject: Re: [plug] The world has disappeared
> On Tue, Aug 26, 2003 at 01:27:37AM +0800, Bernard Blackham wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 25, 2003 at 11:35:25PM +0800, Steve Boak wrote:
> > > > Seems like westnet don't like people tracerouting to their
> > > > server...
> > > Now traceroute decides to work. Must be only some of westnet's
> > > servers blocking!
> > You can try a number of traceroute's. The default traceroute sends
> > out UDP packets, but if you pass it the -I parameter, it chooses
> > ICMP packets - some firewalls may pass one and deny the other. Then
> > there's also tcptraceroute - which lets you traceroute using TCP
> > packets on a certain port - also handy for testing behind tight
> > firewalls.
> > In addition to all of that, it's quite possible that some routers
> > and/or ISPs have blocked ICMP requests temporarily from clients to
> > alleviate some of the impact of the latest M$ worm. Just a theory. :)
> I've had a number of outages with iiNet since about 8 p.m. last
> Some 'whois' queries are not able to be resolved and come up with
> connect: No route to host
> I suspect that there's a DoS attack in progress on major name
> servers and routers.
> I even get:
> Aug 26 07:50:18 sprocket sendmail: HAA15419: to=<uce at ftc.gov>,
ctladdr=<bernie at innovative.iinet.net.au> (500/100), delay=00:01:03,
xdelay=00:01:01, mailer=esmtp, relay=saltydog.ftc.gov. [188.8.131.52],
stat=Deferred: Connection timed out with saltydog.ftc.gov.
> Aug 26 07:49:23 sprocket sendmail: HAA15420:
to=<submit.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX at spam.spamcop.net>,
ctladdr=<bernie at innovative.iinet.net.au> (500/100), delay=00:00:08,
xdelay=00:00:06, mailer=esmtp, relay=repmx3.spamcop.net. [184.108.40.206],
stat=Sent (ok 1061855425 qp 23073)
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