BCP38 thread 93,871,738,435 + SPF

Gadi Evron ge at linuxbox.org
Sat Oct 28 05:52:37 UTC 2006

On Fri, 27 Oct 2006, Douglas Otis wrote:
> As Steve already pointed out, BCP38 is not a complete solution.  Not  
> only does SPF prevent the source of a Botnet attack from being  
> detected, it also enables significantly greater amplification than  
> might be achieved with a spoofed source DNS reflective attack.  In  
> addition, the Botnet resources are not wasted, as their spam is still  
> being delivered.  This aspect alone dangerously changes the costs  
> related to such attacks.   It seems wholly imprudent not to consider  
> SPF in the same discussion.
> -Doug

Doug, I wonder, HOW do you intend / do track down the source of a botnet
attack? I know how I and others do it. There are three approaches which
fork everywhere on an expression tree.

If you believe SPF prevents you from doing it, can you elaborate how?

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