Fwd: Re: Digital Island sponsors DoS attempt?

From: Jason Forester (no email)
Date: Thu Oct 25 2001 - 19:31:34 EDT


To:
Subject: Re: Digital Island sponsors DoS attempt?
Cc: ,

Chris,

As the message says, this is not an attack of any kind. It is a system
which collects metrics for our Footprint Content Delivery System.

The system is attempting to determine the closest servers to your network,
to provide good service to your customers when they download from Footprint
customers such as Microsoft.

I'm sure you will get a response from very shortly, but I
wanted to allay your fears quickly. There is no attack.

- jason

-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher J. Wolff [mailto:]
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2001 12:58 PM
To:
Subject: Digital Island sponsors DoS attempt?

Hello friends,

My IDS was just tripped over 300 times. The decoded packet says:

mailto: for questions
This ICMP ECHO REQUEST/REPLY is part of the real-time network monitoring
performed by Digital Island Inc. It is not an attack. If you have
questions please contact
.......................................................
....
........................................................................
....

We are not on their network or in any way affiliated with Digital
Island,
I'm just curious if anyone else has seen this anomaly, if it is legit,
or if
it is a real attack being spoofed from Digital Island...no response from
 yet.

Regards,
Christopher J. Wolff, VP, CIO
Broadband Laboratories, Inc.
http://www.bblabs.com
email:
phone:520.622.4338 x234

--
Jason Forester   
Network Performance Engineer
Digital Island







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