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Re: DoS attacks, NSPs unresponsiveness

  • From: Bill Fumerola
  • Date: Wed Nov 08 02:52:16 2000

On Wed, Nov 08, 2000 at 02:09:42AM -0500, Jeff Workman wrote:

> 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.

Turning off the circuit was the executive opinion, not the technical opinion,
of the provider.

Simply put: this customer who was shut off paid less then other people in the
building, so cutting their circuit made life easier for the provider.

Bill Fumerola - Lame Duck, BOFH     / Chimes, Inc.
                [email protected] / [email protected]