D/DoS mitigation hardware/software needed.

kowsik kowsik at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 02:22:29 UTC 2010

If you want to recreate D/DoS from captures (for testing purposes) you
might want to check out:


This lets you validate how your mitigation solutions are holding up.


On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 1:19 PM, Rick Ernst <nanog at shreddedmail.com> wrote:
> Looking for D/DoS mitigation solutions.  I've seen Arbor Networks mentioned
> several times but they haven't been responsive to literature requests (hint,
> if anybody from Arbor is looking...).  Our current upstream is 3x GigE from
> 3 different providers, each landing on their own BGP endpoint feeding a
> route-reflector core.
> I see two possible solutions:
> - Netflow/sFlow/***Flow  feeding a BGP RTBH
> - Inline device
> Netflow can lag a bit in detection.  I'd be concerned that inline devices
> add an additional point of failure.  I'm worried about both failing-open
> (e.g. network outage) and false-positives.
> My current system is a home-grown NetFlow parser that spits out syslog to
> our NOC to investigate potential attacks and manually enter them into our
> Any suggestions other than Arbor?  Any other mechanisms being used?  My idea
> is to quash the immediate problem and work additional mitigation with
> upstreams if needed.
> I could probably add some automation to my NetFlow/RTBH setup, but I still
> need to worry about false-positives. I'd rather somebody else do the hard
> work of finding the various edge-cases.
> Thanks,
> Rick

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