Fwd: Network Configuration Changes

Patrick K. Kroupa digital at phantom.com
Wed Apr 13 11:57:24 EDT 2005

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>> From: AboveNet Client Services <>
>> Date: April 13, 2005 10:34:29 PM EDT

>> Subject: Network Configuration Changes
>> As part of our on going efforts to protect
>> customers from the damaging effects of DDOS
>> attacks, we will be implementing DDOS choke
>> points in the network.  Our goal is to prevent
>> very large distributed attacks from saturating
>> individual links as we have seen an increase in
>> DDOS attacks that have exceeded 9gbps in size.
>> The changes we are making cannot stop or
>> prevent a DDOS attack.  However, they are
>> designed to protect against the collateral
>> damage caused by a very large DDOS attack.
>> These changes will be transparent and will not
>> interfere with normal traffic unless you
>> suddenly exceed your inbound committed bandwidth
>> rate by several hundred Megabits per second.
>> Thank you,
>> AboveNet Client Services

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