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    I thought Cable modem and Router are going crazy. I ran NetStat on all three of my computers and no activity on any computers. The activity leds on all three are not blinking (no activity). But my WAN activity led is going crazy along with my cable modem's activity.

    Code Red: Code Red is a worm that attacks Microsoft web servers. At the present time, Road Runner customers in North Carolina are experiencing heightened activity in the forms of port scans and hack attempts. Customers will see the activity/data light on their cable modems flashing constantly due to the proliferation of this worm. Road Runner network engineers are working on a solution that will lessen this activity without affecting the performance of the network. This activity has yet to have a negative impact on the Raleigh Division's overall network performance.
    ODYSSEY

    Originally posted by Tidder
    Hey, as long as it's not any particular race I'm offending, I can stand to be a pedophile.
    All information expressed in this post is my opinion, and should not be regarded as a statement of fact.
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  • #2
    I've been getting that too sometimes. Here is what I got.
    Road Runner, like many other ISPs and indeed the entire Internet, has today experienced an attack on its network which is apparently attributeable to the Code Red virus. It is possible that this virus has infected the PC's of Road Runner's subscribers using the Microsoft Windows NT or Microsoft Windows 2000 operating systems. Infected PC's may continue to flood the Internet and Road Runner's network with virus generated messages (even without your being aware of it).
    Blaa Blaa Blaa..... Just get it fixed. The only thing big that this has done to me is kept me from getting on MinMX servers off and on, and also one of the web hosts that hosts one of the web sites I develop was hit by it and 7 servers were down for a couple days.
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    • #3
      funny part about this entire thing is i've seen accesses on my server ranging from seattle to florida and even hong kong and hawaii. It's getting annoying. and AFAIK @home hasn't sent us anything yet

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      • #4
        It only effects WinNT/2000 machines with MS Index Server/Transaction Server installed. So if you have that configuration, install the patch and problem solved. If you don't have that configuration, don't worry about it.
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        • #5
          I'm also seeing that activity. My cable-modem and router are going nuts, but it doesn't get to my actual computer.

          I called the tech support line, and they gave me some line about the dns server pinging the cable-modem every millisecond instead of every few seconds. Which is obviously complete bull**** because if it was just pinging the modem, it wouldn't get to the router. It seems to have slowed down a little bit in the past couple of days.

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          • #6
            Email From RR on 8/8.

            ROAD RUNNER ALERT

            VIRUS ALERT. YOUR IMMEDIATE ACTION IS REQUIRED.

            Dear Road Runner Subscriber:

            Road Runner, like many other ISPs and indeed the entire Internet, has
            today experienced an attack on its network which is apparently
            attributeable to the Code Red virus. It is possible that this virus has
            infected the PC's of Road Runner's subscribers using the Microsoft
            Windows NT or Microsoft Windows 2000 operating systems. Infected PC's
            may continue to flood the Internet and Road Runner's network with virus
            generated messages (even without your being aware of it).

            Road Runner is working to alert all of its subscribers to this problem
            and to instruct them on where to find and install the patch necessary to
            eliminate the virus. In the meantime, Road Runner subscribers may
            experience slow network response, flashing connectivity lights on the
            cable modem, and other symptoms (such as unusual port scan log activity
            or increased firewall activity) while Road Runner and the Internet
            community work to control the impact of this virus.

            IF YOUR PC IS RUNNING WINDOWS 2000 OR WINDOWS NT, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY
            DOWNLOAD THE CODE RED PATCH FROM MICROSOFT'S WEBSITE
            (www.microsoft.com/security) AND RESTART YOUR PC.

            IF YOUR PC IS RUNNING WINDOWS 98, WINDOWS 95, OR WINDOWS ME, OR IF YOUR
            ARE A MACINTOSH USER, NO ACTION IS REQUIRED ON YOUR PART.

            We ask for your patience while Road Runner continues to work with the
            Internet community to address this virus.

            Thank you.

            Road Runner Security
            ODYSSEY

            Originally posted by Tidder
            Hey, as long as it's not any particular race I'm offending, I can stand to be a pedophile.
            All information expressed in this post is my opinion, and should not be regarded as a statement of fact.
            Digital-Car UK|

            (\__/)
            (='.'=)
            (")_(")

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            • #7
              hehe, look @ this
              http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99991135

              MS has been infected

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              • #8
                I just wish @home would come clean on their problems, I have heard that in an attempt to get rid of the worm that they make no mention of, they are closing port 80... I have had problems with many of the routers on the @home network and the exodus routers that they forward to, and i believe it is from them being indirectly affected by the worm do to the excess traffic, but I agree if people would just patch the servers then this thing would be go away. Just wondering if anyone else on the east coast of the us has seen any similar slowdowns and such. Of course [email protected] is going bankrupt as it is... so they probably aren't concerned with service except for the fact that more customers = more profit.
                Josh Karger
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