[CentOS] DoS Attack

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Thu Oct 13 22:38:09 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-10-13 at 18:16 -0400, John Hinton wrote:
> Chris Mauritz wrote:
> > John Hinton wrote:
> >
> >> It's actually one of our very old boat anchors.. the replacement for 
> >> which is sitting here waiting for me to move stuff. It's an old 
> >> Compaq 3000R with dual 500s, a gig of ram and 6 18.2gig wide ultra 
> >> drives .. raid 5 with hot spare. Dual P/S, redundant fans... was 
> >> state of the art in 1999! ;)
> >>
> >
> > Yeah the 3000R and 1850R machines were built like the proverbial brick 
> > outhouse.  Until very recently, I had a few laying around as backup 
> > DNS servers and mail servers.  We donated a few 1850R's to a local 
> > school and they're using them for the school district's web server and 
> > mail server.  8-)
> >
> > These days, I just get a pile of commodity rackmount machines and hide 
> > them behind a Foundry ServerIron or Cisco Localdirector for the 
> > anthill labour effect.  Of course, if some numbnut with a zombie farm 
> > wants to take you down, there isn't a whole lot you can do about it 
> > unless you've got some serious bandwidth and lots of server 
> > horsepower.  Sysadmins should just donate $20/year each to the 
> > "kneecap a hacker" fund and just send some bad people in to "reason 
> > with" the cretins.  8-)
> >
> Yeah... KaH fund! Actually, what would be just as good is to do 
> something like have all the people on the CentOS list start 
> pinging/packeting the crap out of said machines. The combined bandwidth 
> would easily overpower any body except maybe the likes of Google. But, 
> alas, this IS illegal activity in this country (US and others) and we 
> could easily wind up with the authorities pounding on our doors.... 
> but... gee... if our laws don't reach into these other countries, then 
> why should our laws apply to us if we were doing it to these other 
> countries? Could WWIII be a ping war? :)

I could just ping mirror.centos.org toward them on release day ...
GeeWhiz ... there is a lot of you guys out there updating your
CentOS :) 
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