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RE: ... vultures swoop in

  • From: Rubens Kuhl Jr.
  • Date: Thu Apr 27 15:53:36 2000

> I just picked up a voice mail from a UUnet salesperson that says
> "... I saw that y'all are at AboveNet and I'm fairly sure that you are
> aware of what happened yesterday with the denial of service attacks
> and I was wondering if y'all might be looking to go with somebody else
> that way you aren't shut down and you don't lose business ..."
> I must have missed the UUnet press release that stated that
> UUnet will not be affected by any DDOS attacks.  Or maybe it
> is in a document covered by an NDA :-)

And being an indirect customer of UUnet that has been hit by some DDoS
attacks originating from (or transiting from) UUNet, I would say that their
ability of responding to or tracing those attacks is something between
little and zero.

Rubens Kuhl Jr.