Ethical DDoS drone network

Gadi Evron ge at linuxbox.org
Mon Jan 5 02:39:10 CST 2009


On Sun, 4 Jan 2009, kris foster wrote:
>
> On Jan 4, 2009, at 11:11 PM, Gadi Evron wrote:
>
>> On Mon, 5 Jan 2009, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
>>> On Jan 5, 2009, at 1:33 AM, Roland Dobbins wrote:
>>>> On Jan 5, 2009, at 2:08 PM, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
>>> I can think of several instances where it _must_ be external.  For 
>>> instance, as I said before, knowing which intermediate networks are 
>>> incapable of handling the additional load is useful information.
>>> 
>>>> But before any testing is done on production systems (during maintenance 
>>>> windows scheduled for this type of testing, naturally), it should all be 
>>>> done on airgapped labs, first, IMHO.
>>> 
>>> Without arguing that point (and there are lots of scenarios where that is 
>>> not at all necessary, IMHO), it does not change the fact that external 
>>> testing can be extremely useful after "air-gap" testing.
>> 
>> Fine test it by simulation on you or the transit end of the pipes. Do not 
>> transmit your test sh?t data across the `net.
>
> How do you propose a model is built for the simulation if you can't collect 
> data from the real world?
>
> This is not "sh?t data". Performance testing across networks is very real and 
> happening now. The more knowledge I have of a path the better decisions I can 
> make about that path.
>

I am sorry for joking, I was sure we were talking about DDoS testing?


> Kris




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