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RE: Anycast 101

  • From: Bill Nash
  • Date: Mon Dec 20 15:16:25 2004

On Mon, 20 Dec 2004, Hannigan, Martin wrote:

Look at how the discussions surrounding SPAM have evolved. It went
from "damn abusers", to "damn software", to "where's the money coming
from?". The BotNet problem has already evolved to "where's the money".

Botnets are a new phenomenon. [ Gadi!?]

Botnets aren't new. They've been prototyped on various IRC networks for years. It started with hordes of linked eggdrop bots for Death Star style privmsg/notice flood attacks on single users (1998? 1999?). When the response was to hunt down and remove the bots in a mass fashion (I hacked up one of the early tools for doing it), it turned into submarine botnets on private servers (or not connected to IRC at all) doing DDoS attacks against targetted IP addresses. These days, it's virally injected remote controls and soon, sharks with frickin laser beams.

- billn