Port 901

From: sponge (yosponge_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 10/19/03

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    On Sun, 19 Oct 2003 03:35:09 GMT, Mungo <no_spammail@not.spam> wrote:

    >Observing an increase in Port 901 (Samba-Swat) probes eminating from
    >(mostly U.S.) cable and dsl boxen. Since the packets are stopped at
    the
    >border router, I have no idea of what is in them.
    >
    >We saw the same thing on 9-15 and 9-25, then they went away.
    >
    >If the increased traffic persists, I might sample a few tomorrow or
    Monday
    >and see if the fingerprint looks new. Sounds like someone could be
    testing
    >a new exploit.
    >
    >Meanwhile, it goes without saying that everyone running Samba should
    make
    >sure Port 901 is firewalled off.

    I've noticed this too, except that a lot seem to be coming from Korea.
    I've started capturing them so as to try to tell if they're Net Devil
    or Samba attacks.

    Sponge
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