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RE: How many backbones here are filtering the makelovenotspam scr eensaver site?

  • From: Hannigan, Martin
  • Date: Thu Dec 02 14:58:19 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Florian Weimer [mailto:fw@deneb.enyo.de]
> Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 2:01 PM
> To: Brett
> Cc: Hannigan, Martin; nanog list
> Subject: Re: How many backbones here are filtering the makelovenotspam
> scr eensaver site?
> 
> 
> > I think Lycos did not think this through enough.  Their response is
> > HUGE.  They've essentially launched a Denial of Service on 
> themselves.
> 
> The site that is being blackholed isn't on their network, AFAICS.
> 
> Actually, I think this is an ingenious PR campaign, but it probably
> doesn't work the way it was conceived, though I blieve that the net
> outcome for Lycos will be utterly positive.


Possibly. What will happen if the Lycos botnet gets hijacked?

The conversations between the clients and the servers don't appear
to be keyed. If a million clients got owned, it would be the 
equivalent of an electronic Bubonic Plague with no antidote.



-M<





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