[clug] what do I do if I'm being hit by a foreign server?

Daniel Rose 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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