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  • From: Alex Hanselka <alex AT>
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  • Subject: Re: [opennic-discuss] DDOS
  • Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2012 18:12:00 -0500

On 9/28/2012 3:31 PM, opennic AT wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Sep 2012 09:32:54 -0500
> Brian Koontz <brian AT> wrote:
>> I've been hit hard myself. This can be a dealbreaker with some
>> host providers, so we probably need to figure out a way to deal with
>> this quickly. My ISP is being very tolerant about this, and have been
>> blocking those IP addresses that Jeff listed in his email. But I'm
>> sure that patience will wear thin if it continues.
> I suggest you talk to them now about how to mitigate the DDoS attacks
> on their end and with their upstream provider. Setting a pro-active
> precedent before zero hour will make everyone happy and they will be
> more willing to work with you when the next attack begins.
> If it's not dns, then it's http, or smtp, or imap, or any other
> protocol on the Internet. Blaming the victim is not good for business.
However I think you will find that most hosts and ISPs do unless you pay
quite a bit of money. Even if they don't BLAME you, they do cancel you.

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