Smurf Prevention

Michael Dillon michael at
Mon Jul 13 00:52:41 UTC 1998

On Mon, 13 Jul 1998, Richard Thomas wrote:

> HOW HARD CAN IT BE to take care of 500 broadcasts? 

Not hard for someone willing to break the law. Just get them all smurfing
each other non-stop and they will wake up fast. Unfortunately, just about
everyone who cares about this problem wants to avoid breaking the law.

On the other hand, maybe the problem can be solved by leveraging the law.
If folks on this list would send a threatening legal letter ordering the
network owners to cease and desist then perhaps action will come quicker.
the lack of valid contact info is not relevant in this case since you
would just address the legal letter to the company CEO or university

Michael Dillon                 -               Internet & ISP Consulting
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