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

Mark Andrews marka at
Tue Sep 27 04:43:36 UTC 2016

In message <B796C128-AFDF-45A1-B5AF-C29BFF06E54B at>, Roland Dobbins wri
> On 27 Sep 2016, at 6:58, Christopher Morrow wrote:
> > wouldn't something as simple as netflow/sflow/ipfix synthesized on the 
> > CPE and kept for ~30mins (just guessing) in a circular buffer be 'good 
> > enough' to present a pretty clear UI to the user?
> +1 for this capability in CPE.
> OTOH, it will be of no use whatsoever to the user.  Providing the user 
> with access to anomalous traffic feeds won't help, either.
> Users aren't going to call in some third-party service/support company, 
> either.

Why not?  You call a washing machine mechanic when the washing
machine plays up.  This is not conceptually different. 

> It call comes down to the network operator, one way or another.  There's 
> no separation in the public mind of 'my network' from 'the Internet' 
> that is analogous to the separation between 'the power company' and 'the 
> electrical wiring in my house/apartment' (and even in that space, the 
> conceptual separation often isn't present).

Actually I don't believe that.  They do know what machines they
have have connected to their home network.  Boxes don't magically
connect.  Every machine was explictly connected.


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> Roland Dobbins <rdobbins at>
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