D/DoS mitigation hardware/software needed.

Dobbins, Roland rdobbins at arbor.net
Sat Jan 9 21:56:51 CST 2010


On Jan 10, 2010, at 10:33 AM, Christopher Morrow wrote:

> separate the portions of the pie... only let the attack break the minimal portion of your deployment. Use the right tool in the right place.

An excellent point.  A Web front-end server should be that - merely the front-end.  Situationally-appropriate functional separation is a key architectural principle.

Combine that with the measures outlined in <http://mailman.nanog.org/pipermail/nanog/2010-January/016747.html>, coupled with a functionally-separated, bulkheaded DNS infrastructure pictured in <http://files.me.com/roland.dobbins/m4g34u>, and one will end up with a much more robust, scalable, and defensible system.

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