We have a firewall (was Re: Pakistan government orders ISP service level agreement)

Christopher L. Morrow chris at UU.NET
Tue May 6 23:43:18 UTC 2003

On Tue, 6 May 2003, Sean Donelan wrote:

> The Pakistan Telecommunications Company Ltd has aquired a firewall to
> solve the DDOS situation impacting Internet service in the country.  An
> unnamed security advisor asserted the proper use of a firewall would
> control the DDOS attacks and prevent hacking.

wow, unbelieveable :(

> I can understand the Pakistan government minister's frustration, and
> desire to get things fixed.  Unfortunately, it seems like security
> incidents also attract security snake oil consultants.  Buy my tonic
> to cure your ills.

No research, quick-fix :( which of course will not fix anything :( ugh.

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