September 1st, 2003

Me 2012

Techie query?

This is on behalf of level_head, who cannot post it himself at the moment for reasons that should be obvious:

"I have a Netscreen 5XP. I'm getting barraged by someone attempting to add themselves as a user, literally more than one million times, using IPs from the outside, but would be within my subnet mask. The message that I get is "the user limit has been exceeded and (my subnet).xxx cannot be added". The "xxx" is being replaced with every possible entry in that subnet."

So, the request is: any ideas? Ideally, ways to make the attacker go AWAY. Any pain and suffering this might cause the attacker would be just fine, too.