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Re: What would you tell the White House?
At 04:15 PM 02/13/2000 -0800, Sean Donelan wrote:
If you had the opportunity, what would you tell the politicans? Try to avoid technical jargon. Imagine someone from the Old Executive Office Building is reading this list and will need to summarize the suggestions.
What else is there to say? Other than vendors, engineers, and smart people everywhere are working diligently with their customers, and within the Internet Service Provider community and Internet community at-large, to help: o Mitigate these attacks, o Develop ways to prevent them in the future, o Develop ways to help service providers & law enforcement identify & prosecute the perpetrators, o Help identify ways to strengthen their products and even deficiencies in the Internet Protocol suite, ...and help make the Internet a better place for e-commerce, etc., to flourish. I think I would also reiterate that no one is particularly at fault in these recent attacks, its just that the Internet was designed to be "open" and, as such, the underlying protocols were never really designed to resist exploits like the ones we have seen recently. It is a community problem, and it is important that we, as a community, do not overreact. - paul