A modest proposal

Allan Chong writes:

The phone company keeps a record of every incoming and outgoing call
on every line, and performs all sorts of analysis on time of day and
carrier, and who gets paid for it.


ISPs need
to spend the money to make this a reality and keep accounting data
for at least several days or a week.

The volume of IP datagrams exceeds the volume of calls worldwide by
orders of magnitude.

The cost of a router is orders of magnitude lower than the cost of a
phone switch.

The quantity of data required to log all packets going by is only
about a factor of ten less than the total data crossing the
network. Imagine the size of the disks involved.

In sort, this is not the way to stop SYN attacks.