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Subject: netware attack
Category: Computers > Security
Asked by: pozan-ga
List Price: $3.00
Posted: 28 Dec 2002 05:57 PST
Expires: 27 Jan 2003 05:57 PST
Question ID: 134271
can you tell me what netware attack is and where this one came from
Subject: Re: netware attack
Answered By: rmn-ga on 28 Dec 2002 07:48 PST
Hi Pozan-ga,

A "Netware Attack" as a specific type of attack which a malicous
hacker could attempt to use to gain entry into a computer system
running Novel Netware.

Novel Netware is defined as:
"...a network operating system (NOS) from Novell. Several different
versions of NetWare are currently (or have been) available. These
versions differ in the hardware they support, in the networking
services they provide, and in special features (such as fault

"Unetra - Glossary of Terms"

To attempt to locate the source of this attack I ran a traceroute on
the IP Address:

traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 40 byte
 1 (  0.541 ms  0.339 ms 
0.441 ms
 2 (  1.636 ms  1.184 ms  1.246
 3 (  3.689 ms 
4.892 ms  3.816 ms
 4 (  4.029 ms  5.116 ms
 4.105 ms
 5 (  4.62 ms  4.215 ms 
5.033 ms
 6 (  3.64 ms  3.633 ms
 4.72 ms
 7 (  4.435 ms  4.018 ms  4.613
 8 (  26.981 ms  27.184 ms 
26.671 ms
 9 (  8.658 ms  8.701 ms  9.099
10 (  9.169 ms  9.049 ms  9.322
11 (  9.347 ms  9.273 ms  9.07
12  * * *
13  * * *

It appears that the last hop is, as the three
stars indicate that the traceroute has hit a firewall and cannot go
any further.  I attempted to visit, however all that is
displayed on the page is this: -

I then ran a WHOIS query on to find the owner of the domain:

Domain Name: ATDN.NET

  America Online, Inc.
      22000 AOL Way
      Dulles, VA 20166

  Created on..............: Aug 18 1998 12:00AM
  Expires on..............: Nov 15 2003  2:29PM
  Record Last Updated on..: Nov 24 2002  7:11PM
  Registrar...............: America Online, Inc.

  Administrative, Technical Contact:
      AOL Domain Administration (America Online, Inc.)
      22000 AOL Way
      Dulles, VA 20166
      Tel. 703 265 4670

  Domain servers:

This appears to be somewhat of a dead end, the user from which the
attack originated was an America Online user.  Due to the fact that
AOL has dynamic IP addresses (they change everytime a user redials
AOL), it would be very difficult to trace back to the computer that
originated the attack.  Even if it was possible, most individuals who
run such attacks do so on a mass scale - they scan thousands of
computers within minnutes looking for one sutiable to attack.  Your
perticular system probably was just one of many scanned and passed

SEARCH STRATEGY:  I used Google's Glossary
( to find an acurate definition for
Novel Netware.  I then used my existing knowledge as a computer
consutant, and used to run the WHOIS query on the
AOL domain.


"Search Verisign WHOIS Records"

"Unetra - Glossary of Terms"

I hope this information is of assistance to you.  If you need any
additional clarification, please let me know,

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