Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Mar 2013 00:36 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Internet & Networking "The New York Times this morning published a story about the Spamhaus DDoS attack and how CloudFlare helped mitigate it and keep the site online. The Times calls the attack the largest known DDoS attack ever on the Internet. We wrote about the attack last week. At the time, it was a large attack, sending 85Gbps of traffic. Since then, the attack got much worse. Here are some of the technical details of what we've seen."
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Soulbender
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I doubt that'd ever be very useful in practice because it's going to be very unlikely to find any IP addresses that Cogent can route to and HE cannot.


No but at an IX there are other players than big providers and you might not want to accept any source from those. That said, the proper place to do prevent spoofing is at the customer-facing equipment. Once that is done you've solved the spoofing problem.

Edited 2013-03-29 07:13 UTC

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