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Re: Are botnets relevant to NANOG?
Not effective against botnets. Think of it this way, thousands of compromised hosts (zombies), distributed to the four corners of the Internet, hundreds (if not thousands) of AS's -- all recieving their instructions via IRC from a C&C server somewhere, that probably also may change due to dynamic DNS, or pump-and-dump domain registrations, or any other various ways to continually move the C&C. Simply going after (what may _seem_to_be_) the last-hop router is like swinging a stick after a piņata that you can't actually reach when you are blind-folded. :-) - ferg -- Peter Dambier <[email protected]> wrote: Just an afterthought, traceroute and take the final router. I guess for aDSL home users you will find some 8 or 11 routers in germany. My final router never changes. Of course there can hide more than one bad guy behind that router. [snip] -- "Fergie", a.k.a. Paul Ferguson Engineering Architecture for the Internet [email protected] or [email protected] ferg's tech blog: http://fergdawg.blogspot.com/