Pros and Cons of Cloud Computing in dealing with DDoS

Florian Weimer fweimer at
Fri Nov 6 09:55:24 UTC 2009

* Stefan Fouant:

> Which is why vendors selling DDoS mitigation equipment will always tell you
> to get a 15lb. bag first. ;)  Their solutions work, but only if you got a
> bag big enough to store a lot of crap.

Not all attacks involve saturated pipes.

There used to be anti-DDoS vendors whose boxes didn't even have WAN
links.  Part of the problem is that operating systems come with TCP
stacks and web servers which are not very robust, so it's pretty easy
to create something which behaves spectacularly better under certain

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