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Re: [SOT Rant] Non-hostile probes / opt-in/out

  • From: Owen DeLong
  • Date: Fri Oct 26 18:51:52 2001

    Good to see that you haven't lost your fire...

    However, I think the central question here is one of degree.  Testing
latency, etc. is normal network maintenance kind of stuff. Flooding is Denial of
I don't know what the right answer is in terms of the boundary between the two,
obviously, I think we can agree that sending an occasional ping to
is a very different thing from sending a few thousand packets per second towards

someone unsolicited.  If we can agree on that, then I will bow back out and
return you to the argument about exactly where to place the boundary.


James Thomason wrote:

> If I did, and they responded negatively, I would tell them YOU said it was
> a good idea.
> Seriously, why should the administrators of * care if I test
> packet response time between our networks?  Is this an illegal activity I
> am unaware of?
> On Fri, 26 Oct 2001, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
> >
> > At 02:16 PM 10/26/2001 -0500, Quibell, Marc wrote:
> >  >
> >  >Maybe you should ping NS01.ARMY.MIL about 2400 times in 3 hour and see if
> >  >you don't get a visit? Pinging a website 2 times means nothing..
> >
> > How about 441 times in 2 hours? :)
> >
> >
> >  >Marc
> >
> > --
> > TTFN,
> > patrick
> >
> >

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