Why does abuse handling take so long ?

Joel Jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Sun Mar 13 12:24:18 CDT 2011


On 3/13/11 8:36 AM, Andrew Kirch wrote:
> On 3/13/2011 8:39 AM, goemon at anime.net wrote:
>> On Sun, 13 Mar 2011, Alexander Maassen wrote:
>>> Why o why are isp's and hosters so ignorant in dealing with such issues
>>> and act like they do not care?
>>
>> they don't act like they do not care. they really *don't* care. no
>> acting.
>>
>> 1) you're not a direct customer, why should they do anything? by doing
>> nothing it cost them nothing.
>> 2) why should they do anything to shut down paying customers? shutting
>> down abusive customers is shutting off revenue sources.
>> 3) lifting a finger is too much like work. it costs the money and
>> gains them nothing.
>>
>> the only way to correct this behavior is to make it more expensive for
>> providers to retain abusive customers than it is to keep them.
>>
> Is it time for another "notion of self-defense" in responding
> to/retaliating against a DDoS attack of sufficient strength to hold down
> a large network, or resource?

Because there just aren't enough internet vigilantes already...

> Andrew
> 





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