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Re: DoS attacks, NSPs unresponsiveness

  • From: John Payne
  • Date: Fri Nov 03 21:52:07 2000

On Thu, Nov 02, 2000 at 10:29:51PM -0500, dies wrote:
> 	This topic is continously covered (as you can tell) so I'm not
> sure where to go from here.  I've been looking into starting a BGP speaker
> that announces the top 4000 smurf amplifiers from my list and the top 2000
> from netscan, which in turn can be pushed to null0 or discard.  This would
> prevent one from actually attacking from a network participating in this
> BGP session.  I've tested it and it's working on a couple smaller ISPs as
> we speak.  My major problem is getting some Tier-1's to go for
> it...Anyways I guess larger attacks than last Feb. will have to happen to
> get something done?  Let's hope not...

Oh, do tell... how does the fact that you null route smurf amps stop those
amps attacking you?

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