[sf-lug] interlopers continued

Asheesh Laroia asheesh at asheesh.org
Thu Jul 19 23:50:56 PDT 2007

On Thu, 19 Jul 2007, Alex Kleider wrote:

> I agree that the above seems a reasonable assumption but in fact before
> these connections got established, I'd never heard of IRC and had not
> been surfing the web at all. I've been using this machine pretty much
> solely to learn about networking and GNU/Linux in general. And all this
> from the command line.

So you were probably broken into by some random loser attacking every 
machine on the Internet.  You're probably not a real target; instead, the 
guy just wants computers for his bot network as Rick described.

Sorry you got attacked!  Let's see if we can avoid that in the future. 
Can you tell me the distribution and release number that you have 
installed, and what services you are running?

If you don't know what services you run, an easy way to find out is to do 
"nmap localhost" (you may need to install the nmap package from your 

I think we can get to the bottom of this.  I'll also try to start coming 
to meetings again, and we can talk more then.

-- Asheesh.

If two wrongs don't make a right, try three.
 		-- Laurence J. Peter

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