Trouble accessing www.nanog.org

George, Wes wesley.george at twcable.com
Wed Jan 4 20:10:13 UTC 2012


> From: Wessels, Duane [mailto:dwessels at verisign.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 1:41 PM
> Subject: Re: Trouble accessing www.nanog.org
>
>
> The brief problem in accessing www.nanog.org was due to numerous
> parallel
> downloads of a large video file by a single source IP address.  We have
> no reason to believe it was malicious in intent, but the offender has
> been
> blocked anyway.

[WEG] In the lovely CGN future, not only will you see this type of behavior (multiple pulls from the same IP) all of the time, your response to block it would have taken tens or hundreds of users out of service simultaneously.
/troll

Not meant to fault your response, merely to point out yet one more way that CGN is likely to break things where an assumption of 1 IP = 1 user/host/network exists.

Wes George

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