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MMP - BadGuys Badness Is Reinitialized If IP Is Disconnected And Connected To A New Process (Doc ID 2573630.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 20, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Messaging Server - Version 8.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms


BadGuys has been configured on an MMP. During testing, it was found that if the connection is terminated (regardless of whether it is terminated gracefully or not), the badness for the suspected IP resets to 1.

Here's an example of two connections from the same IP:

As you can see, the connection has a new ID and the badness is initialized to 1 for the same IP address.
Due to this issue, it is difficult to track and fight DDOS or password harvesting attacks.

Cause

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