[plug] Modem disconnects

Mike Holland myk.list at westnet.com.au
Tue Nov 29 08:42:14 WST 2005

W.Kenworthy wrote:

> It turns out, some cheaper modems can interpret some AT type text
> commands in outgoing (only!) emails as configuration commands with dire
> results. 

e-mail? Its worse than that. A simple ping can persuade the modem top 
hangup. e.g.

$ ping -p 2b2b2b415448300d  <host>

See http://attrition.org/security/denial/w/mod-ath.dos.html

Anything that causes the PC to send '+++ATH0
} } }#}$.#}%}&..}=3Dr}'}"}(}"..~

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