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Re: Proactive steps to prevent DDOS?
At 12:52 27/01/01 -0500, Jeff Ogden wrote:
There isn't a lot that can be done, but there are a few steps you can take to "get ready" for a DDOS attack.At 4:15 PM -0800 1/26/01, Sean Donelan wrote: Fine, does this work better for you? Help me, what proactive steps can I take to protect my network from a DDOS?
I know of just Asta Networks: Asta Networks claims cure for denial-of-service attacks, Jan 17, 2001 http://www.nwfusion.com/news/2001/0117ddos.html Firm eyes DOS attacks, Jan 22, 2001 http://www.nwfusion.com/archive/2001/115979_01-22-2001.html Can you elaborate on others you may know? -Hank
--Make sure you have in place the filtering on your own networks that you wish everyone else had in place on their networks. This won't protect you from being attacked, but it will prevent you and your users from attacking others (or at least using spoofed IP addresses to do so), and that in turn may prevent you from being the target of a retaliatory DOS attack. It can also prevent or limit the spread of a DOS attack that originates within your network or from someone down stream. From your customer's point of view there may not be much difference between you being the source of or the target of a DOS attack--either way performance is likely to be poor and customers are likely to be unhappy. -Jeff Ogden Merit