Re: Terror Link to Mass ‘Blog’ Outage

Russell Turpin deafbox at
Fri Oct 24 13:30:55 PDT 2003

Justin Mason:
>another way to avoid DDoSes is to [use] 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.

And some of the spammers have been using
a similar technique to hide their web page,
serving it through a myriad of proxies on
hijacked PCs. The optimistic view is that
the spam-antispam war acts as a giant genetic
algorithm to build a more robust web


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