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Re: Pakistan government orders ISP service level agreement

  • From: Daniel Senie
  • Date: Mon May 05 14:07:29 2003

At 01:53 PM 5/5/2003, Christopher L. Morrow wrote:

On Mon, 5 May 2003, Sean Donelan wrote:

> Pakistan has been suffering a 40 day DOS attack, disrupting most of the
> International Internet service in the country.
> The Pakistan Government, Minister for IT & Telecom, has "directed" the
> Pakistan Telecommunications Corporation to sign service level agreements
> to ensure 99% Internet availability.
> Over 200 official(government?) websites have been inaccessible for over
> three weeks.
>   "Within a period of five days, the body has been assigned to formulate
>   a concrete strategy to stem the incidence of DoS attacks.. The
>   committee will work on urgent basis and suggest short-term measures
>   within two day."

I suppose contacting upstreams for traceback and filtration isn't
something they want to do??
Wasn't clear to me whether their DoS problems were from within or from outside. If from outside, they certainly SHOULD think about asking for help from their upstream(s).