[icecast] a new directory service

Jack Moffitt jack at xiph.org
Thu Oct 18 03:54:13 UTC 2001

> My fear is the exploit-s'kiddie problem.

Are there common exploits for man-in-the-middle?  I've never seen one.

I've seen rootkits, crackers, DoS tools, etc.  But never anything as
sophisticated as mitm.

> I see no reason why anyone would constantly scan huge netblocks of cable 
> modem users, looking for the occasional target to haX0r. But that doesn't 
> stop the people who do.

This is different from mitm.  Scanning and trying rootkits is trivial.
mitm is not.  It's a different kind of attack.  It's probably one of the
most sophisticated, and the most dangerous if pulled off in the right


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