Open QOTD Report

This report identifies hosts that have the Quote of the Day (QOTD) service running and accessible on the Internet.

These services have the potential to be used in amplification attacks by criminals that wish to perform denial of service attacks. The service is tested by sending a UDP packet containing a single carriage return to UDP port 17.

For more details behind the scan methodology and a daily update of global QOTD scan statistics please visit our dedicated QOTD scan page.

For more information on our scanning efforts, check out our Internet scanning summary page.



  • timestamp
    Time that the IP was probed in UTC+0
  • ip
    The IP address of the device in question
  • protocol
    Protocol that the DNS response came on (usually UDP)
  • port
    Port that the CharGen response came from
  • hostname
    Reverse DNS name of the device in question
  • tag
    Will always be qotd
  • quote
    The quote that was sent in response
  • asn
    ASN of where the device in question resides
  • geo
    Country where the device in question resides
  • region
    State / Province / Administrative region where the device in question resides
  • city
    City in which the device in question resides


"2014-03-16 08:12:33","","udp",17,"","qotd","N?s matamos o tempo, mas ele enterra-nos."?? (Machado de Assis)??",53006,"BR","MINAS GERAIS","UBERLANDIA","-18.91861","-48.27722"
"2014-03-16 08:12:33","","udp",17,,"qotd","When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares?? that it is his duty." George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)??",3786,"KR","SEOUL-T'UKPYOLSI","SEOUL","37.56826","126.97783"
"2014-03-16 08:12:34","","udp",17,"","qotd","_The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether?? you are happy or not.  The cure for it is occupation._?? George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)??",8560,"US","PENNSYLVANIA","WAYNE","40.0439","-75.3875"
"2014-03-16 08:12:34","","udp",17,"","qotd","_We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to?? consume wealth without producing it._ George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)??",15003,"US","ARIZONA","PHOENIX","33.6789","-111.93753"

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