Pakistan government orders ISP service level agreement

Christopher L. Morrow chris at UU.NET
Mon May 5 17:53:56 UTC 2003

On Mon, 5 May 2003, Sean Donelan wrote:

> Pakistan has been suffering a 40 day DOS attack, disrupting most of the
> International Internet service in the country.
> The Pakistan Government, Minister for IT & Telecom, has "directed" the
> Pakistan Telecommunications Corporation to sign service level agreements
> to ensure 99% Internet availability.
> Over 200 official(government?) websites have been inaccessible for over
> three weeks.
>   "Within a period of five days, the body has been assigned to formulate
>   a concrete strategy to stem the incidence of DoS attacks.. The
>   committee will work on urgent basis and suggest short-term measures
>   within two day."

I suppose contacting upstreams for traceback and filtration isn't
something they want to do??

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