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

Brielle Bruns bruns at
Tue Sep 27 17:18:42 UTC 2016

On 9/27/16 10:05 AM, Roland Dobbins wrote:
>> I point to the current trend of parents watching and smiling, doing
>> nothing as their kids destroy people's stores and restaurants.  ISPs
>> are literally doing the exact same thing when it comes to coddling
>> their customers.
> They can *see* the unruly children, but *choose* to ignore them.  That's
> the difference.

I call shenanigans on providers not seeing their unruly users.  They 
have no problems with bandwidth caps, or doing the dirty work of 
copyright police, both of which require some level of network monitoring 
per customer.

> Keep in mind, most of the folks on this list are not representative of
> the average consumer in terms of the skill-sets which are relevant in
> this problem space.

I'm very well aware of that.  I've got a fairly decent sized user base 
that I consult for, including small biz and end users, so I'm painfully 
aware of how...  less then spectacular consumers are when it comes to 
even the most basic computer tasks.

Brielle Bruns
The Summit Open Source Development Group    /

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