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Re: botnets: web servers, end-systems and Vint Cerf
On Thu, 15 Feb 2007, Peter Moody wrote: > > I kept quiet on this for a while, but honestly, I appreciate Vint Cerf > > mentioning this where he did, and raising awareness among people who can > > potentially help us solve the problem of the Internet. > > > > Still, although I kept quiet for a while, us so-called "botnet > > experts" gotta ask: where does he get his numbers? I would appreciate some > > backing up to these or I'd be forced to call him up on his statement. > > > > My belief is that it is much worse. I am capable of proving only somewhat > > worse. His numbers are still staggering so.. where why when how what? (not > > necessarily in that order). > > > > So, data please Vint/Google. > > > > Dr. Cerf wasn't speaking for Google when he said this, so I'm not sure why Okay, thansk for clarifying that. :) > you're looking that direction for answers. But since you ask, his data came > from informal conversations with A/V companies and folks actually in the Interesting. > trenches of dealing with botnet ddos mitigation. The numbers weren't taken Botnet trenches? Yes, I suppose the analogy to World War I is correct. I should know, I was there (metaphorically speaking). My guess is, if we are to follow this analogy, we are now just before the invention of the tank now in 2007, but oh well. > from any sort of scientific study, and they were in fact mis-quoted (he said > more like 10%-20%). Interesting. <snip poison> <snip more poison> > (my opinions != my employer's, etc. etc.) > Many thanks, > Cheers, > .peter Gadi.