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RE: Counter DoS

  • From: Christopher L. Morrow
  • Date: Wed Mar 10 22:47:08 2004


On Wed, 10 Mar 2004, Mark Borchers wrote:

>
> > The company said it bases its theory on the military doctrine of
> > "necessity and proportionality", which means the response to
> > an attack is
> > proportionate to the attack's ferocity. According to the
> > company, a response could range from "profiling and
> > blacklisting upstream providers" or it
> > could be escalated to launch a "distributed denial of service
> > counter-strike" ...
>
> Their ROE white paper is full of pseudo-military phraseology
> that suggests lots of safeguards in place to respond only to
> verifiably culpable adversaries and to ensure responsible
> executive oversight.....right up to the point when they
> start talking about distributed denial of service counterattacks
> (under the heading which they refer to as "assymmetric measures").

hopefully they will spend their time attacking that pesky attacker:
127.0.0.1... he's always attacking customers, shouldn't he have been
caught by now?




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