[clug] Sitar@home; Indirectly targeting veri greedy people
ajw at pobox.com
Thu Sep 25 13:03:36 EST 2003
Michael.James at csiro.au (Michael.James at csiro.au) wrote:
> I'm wondering if now might be a good time
> to scan and map out ALL domains in .com.
> Up to 50 letters long.
> Pick a random string, resolve and lightly scan it,
> not enough to send byte counts crazy,
> or annoy an ISP or any real recipient.
> Sleep lightly, pick another, scan again.
Or just quietly retrieve the /robots.txt quite a legitimate activity for
an automated robot to perform yes it may annoy someone who for example
is resolving billions of domains that don't really exist.
Of course since I apt-get'ed the latest bind update the problem has
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