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Re: new, not nice web bots disposal

On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 10:07:18AM -0500, Lee wrote:
> On 2/27/20, tomas@tuxteam.de  wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 11:25:53PM -0500, Lee wrote:
> >
> > [...]
> >
> >> You're advertising your web server in your sig.  The "other side"
> >> ALREADY KNOWS you have a web server there.
> >
> > If that "other side" is reading your emails, that is.
> >
> > Not a likely scenario if that "other side" is some malware
> > running in some whatever-of-things lightbulb or cat feeder.
> This thread is NOT about likely scenarios; we're talking about
> | over the last 90 days or so, we seem to have been plauged with a new
> | breed of bots [...]

> I'm saying it might be better to reject than drop.  Watch the logs and
> if the A-H's ignore RSTs then go back to drop.

I disagree. DROP is the right thing on the Big Bad Internet. And I explained
upthread why: better to not let "them" know that you even are there.

Another reason: one less useless packet crossing the Internet.

-- t

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