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RE: DDOS anecdotes

  • From: Bohdan Tashchuk
  • Date: Sat Jun 23 19:13:50 2001

> So what do we do about it? There are 10th of thousands of "0wned" machines
> out there. 10.000 machines sending one SYN per second to somewhere
> constitutes a 6mbit SYN flood that'll make almost any web server get into
> trouble. 10 SYNs per second and we're really talking traffic here. From
> spoofed sources because ISPs do not source address filter? Gah. Basically
> untraceable.

Wouldn't it be poetic justice if/when these "Owned" Windoze machines
turn their attentions to www.microsoft.com?

That would get Microsoft's attention. I don't care how big their pipes
or how widely distributed their servers. A DDOS like this would be
devastating.




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