[clug] Latest worm

Leigh Thompson lmt at moo.id.au
Wed Aug 13 02:35:56 EST 2003

Whats worse is it wont let you disable rpc either... Well not in xp

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-bounces+clug=moo.id.au at lists.samba.org 
> [mailto:linux-bounces+clug=moo.id.au at lists.samba.org] On 
> Behalf Of Sam Couter
> Sent: Tuesday, 12 August 2003 8:41 PM
> To: linux at samba.org
> Subject: Re: [clug] Latest worm
> Darren Freeman <daz111 at rsphysse.anu.edu.au> wrote:
> > I thought that port 135 would *have* to be blocked off for the 
> > computers around me. How wrong I was.
> Tee hee!
> > And take the time out to be glad that there are so many 
> people running 
> > Windows, after all now we get to mop up the tears.
> Unfortunately, very few people will see this as a serious 
> software quality problem. They'll put the blame on the 
> shoulders of the worm writer (where a fair bit of blame 
> belongs, I admit), accept that computers just don't always 
> work right, and continue to use Windows.
> One thing I have to thank Microsoft for is that nobody 
> expects software to work right anymore, so my job as a 
> programmer is much easier. I can be as sloppy as I like and 
> the users slurp it up and put up with it.
> > And why oh why is port 135 open? Anyone know of a sane reason for 
> > there to be a clear path from the outside world all the way in here?
> Because it's easier to leave things as they are than to block 
> the port? Because Windows users expect to be able to browse 
> "Network Neighborhood" and find every share on the 'net? 
> Because some organisations have geographically separate 
> divisions/branches which share files, and don't know (or 
> care) how to set up a VPN?
> -- 
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