Ethical DDoS drone network
jbates at brightok.net
Mon Jan 5 18:45:40 CST 2009
Roland Dobbins wrote:
> In my experience, once one has an understanding of the performance
> envelopes and has built a lab which contains examples of the functional
> elements of the system (network infrastructure, servers, apps,
> databases, clients, et. al.), one can extrapolate pretty accurately well
> out to orders of magnitude.
> The problem is that many organizations don't do the above prior to
> freezing the design and initiating deployment.
Sadly, I think money and time have a lot to do with this. Technology is
a moving target, and everyone is constantly struggling to keep up while
I've seen this out of software developers, too. I'd say I've seen more
outages due to a simple command typed into a router cli crashing the
router than DDoS traffic. Perhaps I've been lucky with the latter.
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