Rich Freeman on 19 Sep 2012 16:41:27 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Simple protection against DOS attack

On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 7:37 PM, Sam Gleske <> wrote:
> Have you contacted the problematic university about the student
> incident?  I don't see why they wouldn't work with you on the issue.
> If they're not willing to play ball then you can limit just their
> connection.  There's no need to make all of your customers suffer
> because one is being stubborn.

Not a bad move - certainly the first thing I'd do at work.  Granted,
we're a pretty big fish and anybody we'd set up a tunnel with is going
to need us more than we need them, but if we were approached about the
situation happening in reverse I'm pretty sure they'd come down REALLY
hard on whoever was involved unless it were an accident.

Truly hardening applications that were never designed to face the
Internet is a very difficult task.  Security really has to be designed
in.  Most applications designed to "get work done" have other

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