short Botnet list and Cashing in on DoS

Petri Helenius pete at
Sat Oct 9 18:51:01 UTC 2004

Paul Vixie wrote:

>2. Filter aggressively.  Run a dark-net, and if one of your customers hits it,
>blackhole their /32 for both inbound and outbound traffic, flag their record
>in your customer database, and wait for them to call.  When they call, give
>them a list of anti-virus products for their 'puter, and the phone numbers
>(yes, sorry, no web access for them at the moment) of some vendors.  This
>will cost you some top line revenue, but save your margins.
This can be automated to a level where the customer is redirected to a 
self-service portal allowing him/her to clean up the PC (if at all 
possible) and after that has been done the connectivity is restored. 
Saves your helpdesk a call and helps the margins further.  (although the 
productized solution costs some, but the net effect is still the same)


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