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Re: Packet anonymity is the problem?
On 11-apr-04, at 4:48, Sean Donelan wrote:
I don't think so. Non-IP networks such as the phone network, the (snail) mail network and the pizza delivery network are also subject to abuse. The difference is there are much fewer convenient multipliers around that give an attacker an asymmetric advantage."Because of the way TCP/IP works, it's an open network," Keromytis said. "Other network technologies don't have that problem. They have other issues, but only IP is subject to this difficulty with abuse."
Bellovin compared the situation to bank robberies. "[S]treets, highwaysOk, then explain to me how removing bugs from the code I run prevents me from being the victim of denial of service attacks.