Why won't providers source-filter attacks? Simple.
marka at isc.org
Tue Feb 4 22:00:39 UTC 2014
In message <977303.7242.1391542533531.JavaMail.root at benjamin.baylink.com>, Jay
> ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Paul Ferguson" <fergdawgster at mykolab.com>
> > > (And yes, I know that in the first case, it urges the customer to
> > > cough up the bucks, and in the second case, it's usually not a
> > > revenue generator)
> > It's a dichotomy that is... unexplainable for me personally.
> Nope: it's easy to explain; you merely have to be a cynical bastard:
> Attack traffic takes up bandwidth.
> Providers sell bandwidth.
> It *is in their commercial best interest (read: maximizing shareholder
> value) *NOT* to filter out DOS, DDOS, and spam traffic until their hand is
> forced -- it's actually their fiduciary duty not to.
Then the need to be made criminally liable for the damage that it causes.
Yes, the directors of these companies need to serve gaol time.
> *THIS* is the problem we have to fix.
> -- jra
> Jay R. Ashworth Baylink jra at baylink.co
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