Why does abuse handling take so long ?

goemon at anime.net goemon at anime.net
Sun Mar 13 16:47:33 CDT 2011

On Sun, 13 Mar 2011, Jeff Wheeler wrote:
> So ultimately, there is already a good framework in place to
> substantially "fix" this problem.  No one uses it.  That is unlikely
> to change until there is an economic incentive, such as a lawsuit by
> someone targeted by DoS which can be proven to be originated from a
> negligent network, causing calculable damages.  Until some network has
> to pay out a million bucks because they sat on their hands, I don't
> see anything changing.


Make this a question of economics and the problem will solve itself.

It has to become more expensive to ignore abuse than it is to deal with 

Until that changes, the abuse will continue.

More information about the NANOG mailing list