[thelist] DNS: Security and Networking

Kelly Hallman khallman at wrack.org
Wed Jul 16 21:32:03 CDT 2003

On Wed, 16 Jul 2003, Frank wrote:
> where is obviously the yahoo's IP registered on my
> firewall. The traced records yield a variety of Chinese companies, none
> of which are traceable themselves.

try: whois -h whois.apnic.net
or if you haven't a command line whois, visit http://www.apnic.net/db/
and enter the IP address.  It appears to belong to an ISP in Taiwan.
Also, that whois listing should give information about reporting abuse.

> Other than unplugging my machine, and hiding it in a dark basement, are
> there other ways to improve my security?

>From your description it sounds as if you're pretty well covered.
Doesn't stop them from trying though.

Kelly Hallman

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