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Re: DDoS attacks

  • From: Jason Slagle
  • Date: Wed Jul 11 23:16:24 2001



On Wed, 11 Jul 2001, John Fraizer wrote:

> Finally someone has found a POSITIVE use of DDoS scripts!
> 
> I agree.  DOWN WITH ALL IRC NETWORKS!

I can't help but think of that quote "Guns don't kill people, people kill
people".

If you think IRC makes DOS attacks, you need to check do some serious
thinking.

Consistantly, attacks have been launched against IRC servers and then
later used to attack other entities.

But, there is a whole class of network operator out there that would
rather just say "Down with IRC" then deal with the actual issues of these
attacks.

A whole lot of information about the nature of these attacks could be
gained if the attacks against the IRC servers were analysed, but alas,
everyone seems to just think that if IRC servers go away, DOS attacks
will.

When they move on to hitting web servers with content they don't like, or
mail servers of people they don't like, and one of those happens to be
your, we'll see what you have to say.

Jason


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