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RE: ICANN Targets DDoS Attacks

  • From: H. Michael Smith, Jr.
  • Date: Tue Oct 29 10:40:34 2002

If we take Marc Sachs' presentation at face-value, the Gov't is asking
us to provide such definitions (as well as anything else we can do to

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2002 10:26 AM
To: fingers
Cc: H. Michael Smith, Jr.;
Subject: Re: ICANN Targets DDoS Attacks

I would point out that if we were to define it and provide the 
definition to the proper authorities, it would go a long way towards 
getting a definition that makes sense.

I, (and many others here I would imagine) can help get the definition to

the right ears if ya'll come up with it.


fingers wrote:

>>Agreed 100%, but Gov't (being run by lawyers) is well accustomed to
>>defining what the meaning of 'is' is.  If they dictate that ISPs
>>"DDoS Protection", they will define what "DDoS Protection" means 'for
>>the purposes of this policy'.
>ah ok
>the point I was trying to make is, there are steps that can be taken to
>mitigate/reduce the affects of DDoS. I do not believe there is any
>complete way to "protect against a DDoS". perhaps I'm just being
>perhaps the clarity you mention would be a good thing for other areas

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