Pakistan government orders ISP service level agreement

Joe Abley jabley at
Mon May 5 19:43:39 UTC 2003

On Monday, May 5, 2003, at 14:58 Canada/Eastern, Sean Donelan wrote:

> The attacks APPEAR to be originating from India and a virus called YAHA
> which targets certain Pakistan government web sites, .PK top-level 
> domain
> name servers and the primary Internet exchange in Pakistan.

Two (of three) of the PK servers are in the US (in AS701). If the 
attacks were happening due to some generally-distributed windows worm, 
and were targetting the PK servers with any degree of ferocity, you'd 
think this would be more than just a South Asian problem.

It's possible, of course, that the extremely different scales of 
infrastructure deployment in South Asia compared with the 701 backbone 
could cause the same attack traffic to be highly disruptive to the 
former, and yet barely noticable by the latter.


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