Terror Link to Mass Blog’ Outage
jm at jmason.org
Fri Oct 24 11:26:32 PDT 2003
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bill at whump.com writes:
>The head of Internet Haganah, Aaron Weisburd, said yesterday that he
>believed the incident aimed at his group was directed by hackers
>associated with Yussuf al-Ayyeri ...
read: a couple of 15-year-old haxx0rs in Pakistan or Indonesia.
DDoS attacks are reasonably commonplace nowadays -- anti-spam blocklists
have been suffering *massive* DDoSes for several months.
And on the other side of the Iraq issue, Information Clearing House -- a
lefty clipping site at http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/ -- was
DDoS'd during the war, and took the right action; that is, get a few
The only reason this story has legs is this "the DDoS attacks OF TERROR!"
BTW complex forms of distributed hosting is not strictly necessary;
another way to avoid DDoSes is to (a) use a central site which publishes
to all mirrors using rsync; or (b) using distributed reverse proxies,
which serve the pages without disclosing the site's real home server IP.
Some of the anti-spam sites have been using this kind of technique
successfully to ameliorate the impact of DDoSes.
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