Over a decade of DDOS--any progress yet?

Drew Weaver drew.weaver at thenap.com
Wed Dec 8 10:14:52 CST 2010

I would say that > 99% of the attacks that we see are 'link fillers' with < 1% being an application attack.


-----Original Message-----
From: Dobbins, Roland [mailto:rdobbins at arbor.net] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 10:41 AM
To: North American Operators' Group
Subject: Re: Over a decade of DDOS--any progress yet?

On Dec 8, 2010, at 10:36 PM, Thomas Mangin wrote:

> If you are a smaller network, you need the filtering to be performed by your transit provider, as your uplink will otherwise be congested.

Actually, most DDoS attacks aren't link-flooding attacks - this hasn't been true for the last ~7 years or so.

I'm not saying it doesn't happen, because it does, and sometimes quite spectacularly - but in most cases, the attackers don't have to flood the link to achieve their desired goal.

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

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