We have a firewall (was Re: Pakistan government orders ISP service level agreement)
Stephen J. Wilcox
steve at telecomplete.co.uk
Wed May 7 11:05:01 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.
> 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.
I know we're all entertained by this quite unbelievable situation but is anyone
actually helping these folks out?
Someone on here must have a link to the Telecoms company concerned and theres
plenty folks on here who can help get this cleaned up nice and quick.. ?
Perhaps anyone with a contact over there should make themselves known and
solicit for a helpful techie (to respond offlist, I dont want flaming for
starting a consulting agency here :)
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