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Today's systems expose multiple network daemons and are constantly attacked by a fleet of zombie bots or determined attackers. Scanning logs to determine if an attack is in place in order to modify a firewall to block an attack is an ad-hoc inelegant solution. Blacklistd is a daemon and a library interface that attempts to correct this problem.
Christos' first experience with Unix was in 1983 while studying at Cornell. He currently maintains a few Unix programs (file, tcsh, libedit, rdist6) and he contributes to many others. He is a board member of the NetBSD Foundation and a recipient of the Usenix Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to the Unix operating system. His day job is in Finance.