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Re: engineering --> ddos and flooding

  • From: lucifer
  • Date: Fri Jun 01 14:31:58 2001

Walter Prue wrote:

> This second low speed connection thus becomes a lightning rod for the
> DDOS traffic most of which will be discarded and not even delivered due
> to congestion on the slow speed link, the slower the better for you.
> This of course kills all traffic to the attacked node but the rest of
                 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> the network remains usable.

Including the BGP session, I would think, thus causing it to reset and
drop the route, sending all the traffic back to the primary, which unfloods
the smaller link, which re-advertises, which...

Flappage, anyone?
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Joel Baker                           System Administrator - lightbearer.com
lucifer@lightbearer.com              http://www.lightbearer.com/~lucifer




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