D/DoS mitigation hardware/software needed.

jim deleskie deleskie at gmail.com
Mon Jan 4 20:18:28 CST 2010


What Roland said, I've seen people do this, no rules in place, still
was able to kill the box (firewall) with a single CPU server.

-jim

On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 10:04 PM, Dobbins, Roland <rdobbins at arbor.net> wrote:
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> On Jan 5, 2010, at 4:25 AM, Jeffrey Lyon wrote:
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>> Use a robust firewall such as a Netscreen in front of your mitigation
>> tool.
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> Absolutely not - the firewall will fall over due to state-table exhaustion before the mitigation system will.  Firewalls (which have no place in front of servers in the first place), load-balancers, and any other stateful devices should be southbound of the mitigation system.
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