What's a reasonable attack surface? (was: Re: wet-behind-the-ears whippersnapper yada yada)

Keegan Holley keegan.holley at sungard.com
Wed Sep 21 19:11:29 UTC 2011

I think people tend to go overboard in the planning phases for something
like this.  I remember rumors of a certain large ISP getting along fine for
several years installing routers with a password like "getsmein".  There are
plenty of groups that publish guidelines on ISP configuration as well as a
wealth of books on the subject.  You'll just have to start out with the
basics and learn as you go.  I'm not sure you can get a magic bullet from a
mailing list though.

2011/9/20 Jay Ashworth <jra at baylink.com>

> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Valdis Kletnieks" <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu>
> > As long as there is *A* failure mode? Hmm. <invents a movie-plot failure
> mode
> > involving crazed ninjas with katanas loose in a switch room at one
> provider>.
> > Yep, it's unlikely crazed ninjas will attack the switch rooms at both
> > providers.
> I too am a Schneier fan.  But terrorists watch movies, too.
> Cheers,
> -- jr 'Once is happenstance...' a
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