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Re: Source address validation (was Re: UUNet Offer New ProtectionAgainst DDoS)

  • From: E.B. Dreger
  • Date: Sun Mar 07 14:08:00 2004

SD> Date: Sun, 7 Mar 2004 02:13:38 -0500 (EST)
SD> From: Sean Donelan


SD> Has the number of DDOS attacks increased or decreased in the
SD> last few years has uRPF has become more widely deployed?

Number of life guards on duty increases in the summer.  So does
drowning.  Therefore, having life guards on duty is not an
effective measure to prevent drowning.

Ice cream consumption increases in the summer.  So does drowning.
Therefore, it is ice cream consumption that causes drowning.

(Time for arguments over who has the best and worst analogies!)


SD> Do you have any evidence the number of attacks are decreasing?

Is "number of attacks" the sole metric?  Are all attacks created
equal?


Eddy
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