Rant: I hate netscan.org

Sure, they think they’re doing a good job, and the right thing by checking every machine they can find on the net for smurf attack holes, but really, do they have to do it nightly?

I mean, it’s bad enough every other motherfscker on the ‘net is out to get me (and I got logs to prove it) but this takes the cake.

“concerned sysadmins” my left nut – if they were concerned, they’d email the sysadmin if their network was found vulnerable, warning them that this info would be made public. I mean, even ORBS has the common human decency to contact the mail admin when an open relay is found. It’s not like they randomly ping mail servers all over the net, and set up a database saying “Look! An open mail relay! Abuse! Abuse!” which is what, IMHO, these nasty bastards at netscan.org are doing by *NOT* informing the sysadmins of affected subnets.

Not that their disclaimer isn’t mostly right. But the final clause – you agree to this by viewing the pages even if you don’t read the disclaimer – is a cop-out. Even pr0n sites have the balls to put their disclaimers up front and in your face.

Argh.. Enough. back to my tea…

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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