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Re: Another DNS blacklist is taken down
Jared Mauch wrote: > On Mon, Sep 29, 2003 at 09:51:08AM -0700, Mike Batchelor wrote: > > --On Wednesday, September 24, 2003 1:18 PM -0500 Justin Shore > > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > >On Wed, 24 Sep 2003, Joel Perez wrote: > > > > > >>So back to my ACL's I go! > > > > > >This is one of the most likely things to happen. DNS RBLs are effective. > > > Otherwise spammers wouldn't be targeting them for abuse. > > > > What evidence is there that spammers are the ones doing the DDoS? > > There is likely some conjecture here, but aside from the DNS RBLs > that cause collateral damage (ie: blacklisting large chunks > of address space to cause behaviour change) who has something to gain > from these dnsbl's going down? Isn't that collateral damage issue enough to have angered hundreds of ISPs & end users to the point of not necessarily organizing a DDoS, but ignoring it? I think it is far _more_ likely that the DDoS came from the innocent victims fighting back rather than the spammers. Dan.