NTP DRDos Blog post

Jared Mauch jared at puck.nether.net
Thu Feb 20 17:17:51 UTC 2014


On Feb 20, 2014, at 11:34 AM, Dobbins, Roland <rdobbins at arbor.net> wrote:

> 
> On Feb 20, 2014, at 11:23 PM, Brian Rak <brak at gameservers.com> wrote:
> 
>> That's not a new term.
> 
> It isn't used by folks involved in operational security.  It's a marketing term.
> 

I'll split the difference, folks in operational security dislike the term as they
feel it's inaccurate.  They tend to think it's marketing vs operational related.

Reflection attacks are considered a sub-type of DoS/DDoS and do not require a new
term.  It's the same problem folks have with absolute terms like "Unlimited Data"
with the asterisk.

Can I direct the knife-fights about that part off-list? :)  (and preferably exclude me,
i get enough email).

- jared


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