[OT] Red Code Cisco 675 madness
gdaly at u.washington.edu
Sun Aug 5 18:33:28 PDT 2001
My friend with a 678 got code red also, so I dont know what to tell you. I
have the same thing that you do, but my procedure worked.... I do have other
problems with changes 'sticking' though, see the linux archives to see what
----- Original Message -----
From: "WebMasterP" <webmasterp at xtremetek.com>
To: "UW Linux Group" <linux at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2001 12:15 PM
Subject: Re: [OT] Red Code Cisco 675 madness
> You could get the 678.. that's what I have.. and I have no problems.. but
> that would be like $200+ .. =/
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dan Sanderson" <dsanders at dansanderson.com>
> To: "UW Linux Group" <linux at u.washington.edu>
> Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2001 12:04 PM
> Subject: [OT] Red Code Cisco 675 madness
> > Another off-topic Cisco 675 question for everyone. If you don't like
> > Cisco questions, rest assured that an answer to this one will make me
> > happy.
> > As most Cisco 675 owners know by now, the "Red Code" ("Code Red"?) virus
> > has a payload that attacks Cisco 675's using an old DoS exploit,
> > the router and necessitating power cycling to restore service. The
> > prevelance of the virus causes this to happen every couple of hours now,
> > and it's driving me insane.
> > Qwest claims it only affects routers set up to have web-based
> > configuration enabled, and shutting off this feature fixes the problem.
> > This isn't true; I've "set web disable" a dozen times now, writing and
> > rebooting as per instructions. "show web" properly lists the feature as
> > disabled. Other security web sites claim that upgrading the firmware
> > includes patches that will solve this. I believe I properly followed
> > instructions to upgrade to v2.4.1, and "show version" properly lists the
> > new version number. However, I'm still having this problem.
> > I'd bet money that Qwest won't be able to help me with this, and I'm not
> > waiting the 113 minutes on hold to be told everything I already
> > know. However, this has got to be a very widespread problem, so I'm
> > hoping someone else has suggestions. Has anyone had success in fixing
> > this problem?
> > If it comes down to it, is it possible to get another brand of external
> > DSL modem/router to use with Qwest.net? Anyone have any to
> > recommend? What are the disadvantages to doing this, if it's possible?
> > Many thanks for any assistance you can provide. I'd suggest taking this
> > discussion off the list, but I'm betting I'm not the only one here
> > problems. :)
> > -- Dan
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