DDoS Attack in Progress.

Steve Linford linford at spamhaus.org
Sat Oct 11 14:52:31 UTC 2008

On 11 Oct 2008, at 16:22, Steve Church wrote:

> Beavis aka John Lopez:
> I, for one, am glad you're interested in stopping the abuse at its  
> source.
> Thank you.
> Steve Linford:
>> why not ACL the source at your router or at whatever device is being
> (packeted).
> Mr. Lopez is contributing to the welfare of the net as a whole by  
> addressing
> the cause, rather than applying a bandage locally to lessen the  
> symptom.  I
> sincerely hope your dismissive advice is not characteristic of  
> Spamhaus
> policy regarding abused hosts, considering the mission statement at  
> the top
> of your homepage.
> Steve Church

OK, you don't know much about Spamhaus. Dealing with network abuse  
issues is what we do 24/7. John Lopez contacted my privately and I've  
given him the address of TurkTelekom's security guy, but the reality  
of things is that today is a Saturday and tomorrow is a Sunday,  
unless TurkTelekom's guy is working weekends (unlikely) ACL'ing the  
source is not just an advisable option but is probably until Monday  
the only option.

   Steve Linford
   The Spamhaus Project

More information about the NANOG mailing list