Open QOTD Report

LAST UPDATED: 2022-08-29

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.

 

Filenames: scan_qotd

Fields

  • 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
  • response_size
    Response size in bytes
  • amplification
    Amplification factor (This amplification is is based solely on the payload size sent and payload size received)

Sample

"timestamp","ip","protocol","port","hostname","tag","quote","asn","geo","region","city","naics","sic","sector","response_size","amplification"
"2010-02-10 00:00:00",192.168.0.1,udp,17,node01.example.com,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)??",64512,ZZ,Region,City,0,0,"Communications, Service Provider, and Hosting Service",166,166.00
"2010-02-10 00:00:01",192.168.0.2,udp,17,node02.example.com,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)?",64512,ZZ,Region,City,0,0,,132,132.00
"2010-02-10 00:00:02",192.168.0.3,udp,17,node03.example.com,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)?",64512,ZZ,Region,City,0,0,"Communications, Service Provider, and Hosting Service",166,166.00

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