UDP port 80 DDoS attack

Keegan Holley keegan.holley at sungard.com
Wed Feb 8 15:53:16 UTC 2012

2012/2/8 Dobbins, Roland <rdobbins at arbor.net>

> On Feb 8, 2012, at 8:07 PM, bas wrote:
> > As far as I see it S/RTBH is in no way a solution against smart
> attackers, of course it does help against all the kiddie attacks out
> > there.
> Once again, I've used S/RTBH myself and helped others use it many, many
> times, including to defend against attacks with shifting purported source
> IPs.  flowspec, IDMS and other tools are very useful as well, but S/RTBH is
> supported on a lot of hardware, if operators choose to configure it.
> It is not a panacea.  It is one tool in the toolbox.
> Folks can either choose to make use of it or choose not to do so; it is
> operationally proven, it does work, and it's certainly better than nothing.
>  YMMV.
I agree.  I think RTBH is a broadsword not a scalpel.  It's a tool in the
tool box and there is a danger of dropping legitimate traffic with both
S/RTBH and D/RTBH.  BGP isn't a security protocol.  It's not even that
great of a routing protocol.

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