Over a decade of DDOS--any progress yet?

Dobbins, Roland rdobbins at arbor.net
Tue Dec 7 22:46:13 CST 2010

On Dec 8, 2010, at 11:26 AM, Sean Donelan wrote:

> Other than trying to hide your real address, what can be done to prevent DDOS in the first place.

DDoS is just a symptom.  The problem is botnets.  

Preventing hosts from becoming bots in the first place and taking down existing botnets is the only way to actually *prevent* DDoS attacks.  Note that prevention is distinct from *defending* oneself against DDoS attacks.

Roland Dobbins <rdobbins at arbor.net> // <http://www.arbornetworks.com>

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