Ethical DDoS drone network

Edward B. DREGER eddy+public+spam at
Mon Jan 5 18:14:41 UTC 2009

JL> Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 12:54:24 -0500
JL> From: Jeffrey Lyon

JL> FWIW, I'm primarily concerned about testing PPS loads and not brute
JL> force bandwidth.

Which underscores my point: <x> bps with minimally-sized packets is even
higher pps than <x> bps with "normal"-sized packets, for any non-minimal
value of "normal".  Thus, the potential for breaking something that
scales based on pps instead of bps _increases_ under such testing.

I've not [yet] seen an AUP that reads "customer shall maintain a minimum
packet size of 400 bytes (combined IP header and payload) averaged over
a moving one-hour window". ;-)

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