down sev0?

Per Heldal heldal at
Thu Oct 26 12:04:31 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-10-26 at 06:03 +0000, Fergie wrote:
> Having said that, botnets don't need to spoof addresses -- the
> sheer dispersion of geographic and AS infection base renders the
> whole point of spoofing almost moot.

A lot of new possibilities arise if spoofing can be eliminated with near
100% certainty. Some examples:

Automated filtering.

Automated notification to providers. "Cut off host X or..."

Expose compromised systems and hold their owners financially responsible
for damages. Severe punishment of large number of users may cause
outrage, basis for regress, class-action lawsuits, and maybe finally
turn the attention to the real source of the problem; software vendors
whose products are of such a dismal quality that they'd be banned
worldwide from just about any market other than that for computer


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