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 :)

Steve




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