Solution: Re: Huge smurf attack

Alex P. Rudnev alex at
Wed Jan 13 19:52:23 UTC 1999


Let me a few words. I was talking to a few of this kids last months, and 
unfortunately everything is not so easy to fix.

Yes, 99.9% of this attacks are _the kid's play_. I do not know how to fix 
kid's heads over the whole world, but let's imagine you have found some 
way to do it. And... let's be waiting for someone - not kid, from Iraq, 
for example, who use this as the electronic weapon. Why not?

It's amazing but this kid's games have a positive effect among the 
negative ones. Yes, they cause a problems and make a troubles for 
someone. On the other hand, they allow you to see where do you have the 
weakness _BEFORE_ someone seriously try to exploit this. As we are 
talking here - the pike (in the river) don't allow other fishes to 
slumber (sorry for the bad translation).

> Fixing the kids heads, I'm sure we all agree, would be the correct solution.
> But I don't believe this is really practical or possible.  So what should be
> done is to make it so that they have no effect.
> So my position is that until we do have a practical solution to solve the
> cause of the problem, we simply have to deal with the effects the best we
> can, and this does mean dealing with and addressing the symptoms so that
> we do not suffer the effects.

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