Huge smurf attack

Dalvenjah FoxFire dalvenjah at DAL.NET
Tue Jan 12 17:48:34 UTC 1999

On Tue, Jan 12, 1999 at 05:12:22PM +0000, Michael Shields put this into my mailbox:

> In article <19990111101351.04195 at>,
> Dalvenjah FoxFire <dalvenjah at DAL.NET> wrote:
> > Much as I hate to say it, this seems to be one area where industry
> > self-regulation has utterly failed. I don't know what would be a better
> > solution; I hate to suggest government regulation. But I'm at a loss here.
> Civil liability?

Possibly. I don't know of anyone who's tried suing over a smurf attack.
If I could afford the lawyer and the court time I'd do it myself.
All we really need is one or two good cases to establish some case law;
then the rest of us can have some legal precedent to point to and say
"If you don't fix your networks, you're screwed."


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