Pros and Cons of Cloud Computing in dealing with DDoS

Paul Ferguson fergdawgster at gmail.com
Thu Nov 5 19:25:31 CST 2009


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On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 4:46 PM, Stefan Fouant
<sfouant at shortestpathfirst.com> wrote:

>>
>> Actually, no - the miscreants are always going to have more bandwidth
>> at their disposal, plus they utilize attack vectors which provide a
>> great deal of amplification (including at layer-7) which make
>> bandwidth largely irrelevant.
>
> So if I'm hearing you correctly, you're saying that no matter how much
> infrastructure you have to potentially absorb the problem, there is
> nothing you can do because the bad guys are always going to have more
> bandwidth at their disposal.  Man, that's a pretty bad position to be in
> for a vendor who's fundamental premise is to sell boxes to deal with
> these sorts of
> problems. ;)

Well, the fact of the matter is that you can't put 10 lb. of [expletive]
in a 5 lb. bag, so to speak. :-)

- - ferg

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