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From: Ian.Latter at mq.edu.au (Ian Latter)
Subject: FW: Question for DNS pros


> So, I'm speculating that a DNS lookup to something somewhere results in
> these IP's performing the observed theatrics (two UDP DNS queries, one
> TCP SYN scan with payload, and one ICMP ping).

This doesn't sound like nstx ... but it does sound familiar.  I've put a 
call to a friend who I recall mentioning a response like this from one
of the .mil sites four-five years ago .. I'll see if he recalls the 
sequence for the trigger .. may help .. he did demonstrate it, but I
wasn't so interested at the time ...


> If it turns out that all mystery come from China, what do you make out
> of that?

.. that you'll need two bytes and a dictionary to read each char from 
the payload? ;-)
 

--
Ian Latter
Internet and Networking Security Officer
Macquarie University


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