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Re: Probed for formmail.pl

by arhuman (Vicar)
on Nov 23, 2001 at 14:41 UTC ( #127080=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Probed for formmail.pl

Honeypots are definitly a good idea !

  • It's a good first line defense
    (catching the probes/attacks on fake SAFE services)
  • It's very informative, you can even learn from script kiddies sometimes
  • <extremist mode> It's sometimes good to respond to trasher, see it as an "educative task" </extremist mode> ;-)
Although I would suggest you to avoid setting those kind of things on someone else's box.

Now, to answer to your last question :
GO ! Honeypots are fun stuff to play with for anybody interested in security.
I'm planning to setup one as soon as I manage to get a permanent Net access.
Furthermore, if you do it, I'll be very interesting to read your posts/msg about what interesting stuff you found in your logs, what problem you faced, trick your learns...


"Only Bad Coders Code Badly In Perl" (OBC2BIP)


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