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Re: more directed broadcast attacks

  • From: Hal Murray
  • Date: Mon Mar 30 20:14:30 1998

[Description of nasty DOS attack snipped.]

> Needless to say, I did not have any fun today.


Some people claim that the only way to get rid of professional spammers 
is to make it too expensive for them to do business, for example 
by charging them a serious "cleanup" fee if they get kicked off for 

Maybe the same idea logic holds for checking source IP addresses.  
If there isn't any visible cost to procrastinating then many sysamdins 
will continue to put installing the filters on the back burner. 

So how about modifying contracts, including peering agreements, to charge 
for DOS problems?

You could charge twice as much (per hour?) if the NOC didn't respond 
within some time limit.