Maybe make it available only to those individuals with a ip address from
M.S.U.? No sense in making it easy for someone from outside to identify
Integrated Plant Systems
Michigan State University
From: MSU Network Administrators Group [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf Of Russell J. Lahti
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2004 8:40 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [MSUNAG] http://network.msu.edu/ why?
I quite honestly don't see a problem with it. Anyone could always
program a virus to attack a certain computer. Outside attackers
need nothing more than whois to find MSU's entire address space,
and some reverse DNS to figure out what's where. I believe this
information posted publicly provides a much greater resource for
those with good intensions than it does for those without. Taking
the information off the web really wouldn't hide any of it from
someone intent on finding it.
> Is it really a good idea to list all of the IP address, host files, and
> entire MSU network layout on a public website (http://network.msu.edu/)?
> With the virus going around, anyone could program a virus to attack a
> certain computer. Even an outside hacker could just focus his attack to a
> specific machine. I can see no logical reason for this information to be
> available to the public.
> Andrew McCormack