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Re: DDOS attacks lately?

  • From: John Fraizer
  • Date: Sun Aug 20 13:07:20 2000

On Sun, 20 Aug 2000, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:

> On Sun, 20 Aug 2000, Dan Hollis wrote:
> > The civilian authorities dont see it as a big enough problem to bother
> > going after the military to shut down their smurf amps and shut down their
> > rooted boxes.
> My suggesion was that this would change. The military is interconnected to
> others at certain points. If they would tear down these connections then
> perhaps they would wake up?

The problem here is that it becomes a matter of decreased national
security.  Some enterprising Corporal out there looking for an M.promotion
might consider cleaning up the net under his/her watch however.  

> > And remember, McDonalds has *deep* pockets. How deep are yours?
> Uncle Sam got to the tobacco industry. Nuf said.

Uncle Sam jumped in to reduce the case load on the courts.  It was
millions of individual citizens who got the tobacco industry.

> > What about russian or chinese or (insert unfriendly country here) networks?
> > Go ahead and sue them. Fine them into the stratosphere. Theyre *not* going
> > to pay up, and they certainly arent going to change their complacent or
> > negligent behaviour.
> Trade sanctions. Filtering. Same thing, different name.

Oh ya... Trade sanctions have done wonders for us.  It sure made Saddam
back down and cry like a baby.

> My major point is that we have to do something about the tool they use,
> not going after why they use it. Taking away reasons to flood wont work,
> we have to take away (or limit) their ability to do so.

Make it a crime to run an IRC server.  Take away the targets, you will
have very few shots fired.

John Fraizer
EnterZone, Inc