Krebs on Security booted off Akamai network after DDoS attack proves pricey

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at
Fri Sep 23 19:26:14 UTC 2016

Is CloudFlare able to filter Layer 7 these days? I was under the impression CloudFlare was not able to do that.

There have been a lot of rumors about this attack. Some say reflection, others say Layer 7, others say .. other stuff. If it is Layer 7, how are you going to ‘step in front of the cannon’? Would you just pass through all the traffic?

I realize Matthew is always happy for publicity (hell, the whole planet is aware of that). But if your system cannot actually do the required task, I’m not sure your company should give you credit for offering a service the user cannot use.


> On Sep 23, 2016, at 3:16 PM, Justin Paine via NANOG <nanog at> wrote:
> FWIW, we have offered to help. No word so far. We're more than willing
> to step in front of the cannon pointed his way.
> ____________
> Justin Paine
> Head of Trust & Safety
> CloudFlare Inc.
> PGP: BBAA 6BCE 3305 7FD6 6452 7115 57B6 0114 DE0B 314D
> On Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 11:58 AM, Marcin Cieslak <saper at> wrote:
>> On Fri, 23 Sep 2016, jim deleskie wrote:
>>> They were hosting him for free, and like insurance, I can assure you if you
>>> are consistently using a service, and not covering the costs of that
>>> service you won't be a client for long.  This is the basis for AUP/client
>>> contracts and have been going back to the days when we all offered only
>>> dialup internet.
>> Does being a victim of a DDoS constitute a breach of AUP?
>> Marcin Cieślak

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