Are we really this helpless? (Re: isprime DOS in progress)

Seth Mattinen sethm at
Sat Jan 24 18:18:51 UTC 2009

J.D. Falk wrote:
> Seth Mattinen wrote:
>> Jeffrey Lyon wrote:
>>> I respectfully disagree. Network engineers have to keep up with many
>>> tasks and preventing DoS/DDoS should be the responsibility of
>>> everyone. I see more folks worried about spam than they are actual
>>> security.
>> Back to my original question: is there really not a better solution?
> This sounds a lot like the conversations which led to the creation of 
> the original Realtime Blackhole List of spam sources.  When was that, 1996?

Perhaps the time has come for a BGP blackhole list like the bogon routes 
one. Who wants to become a target? ;)


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