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Re: DoS attacks, NSPs unresponsiveness
Stoned koala bears drooled eucalyptus spit in awe as Bill Fumerola exclaimed: > On Sat, Nov 04, 2000 at 06:00:38AM -0500, Jeff Workman wrote: <dialog snipped> > > Customer: You've got to be kidding! > > > > Me: Nope, thank you, drive through. *click* > > A large IP provider (and construction/mining company) essentially told > me the above. That was after they turned down my circuit to "stop" the > attack. This is the point where I would start questioning whether my business relationship with this provider is such a wise idea, and also whether or not this behavior is the provider's policy or just the network engineer on duty's policy. I pay for bandwith, and for my upstream to at *least* do a little bit to protect my investment. I understand that if I need more than an ACL on my router interface that they will gladly (most likely) sell me a managed firewall package but even without that, I expect them to get the garbage off my pipe when I notice it. I don't even expect them to take proactive measures to keep it off my wire, but when I see it, I expect something to be done about it. If not, then I will let my money do the talking elsewhere. Jeff Representing me, myself, and I. -- "For competitive reasons we can't tell you the location of our fiber." -- An anonymous representative of a very large telco "For competitive reasons we can't tell you the location of our backhoe." -- An anonymous representative of a contractor.