[clug] what do I do if I'm being hit by a foreign server?
drose at dtlm.homelinux.net
Sun Oct 17 15:44:36 MDT 2010
On 18/10/10 08:20, Peter Barker wrote:
>> 'Backscatter' like this is so common you could have a full-time job just
> I believe "backscatter" is really where you get hit with stuff which
> has "bounced" off a target. The best example (on the internet, at
> least :-) ) is where your email address is forged as the "from"
> address by a spammer. The "backscatter" in this case is the flood of
> bounce messages you receive, even though you didn't send the original
> mail. I speak from unfortunate experience, and that's with
> appropriate DNS RR in place.
We call that a "joe job". I was using the term in more generic sense,
to try and create an image akin to static background hiss. I shouldn't
have used quotes!
> Port 5060 is the SIP port.
Ah, missed that one. It's not in my /etc/services list.
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