RE: Proposal for mitigating DoS attacks

I agree that if this could be properly executed it would "mitigate" the
effect to some parties, but at the same time, aren't you simply giving the
attaker what he wants? You are essentially finishing what he started by
completing the Denial of Service.

Dan Rabb

By finishing rather quickly what the attacker started, you save the rest
of the network on the receiving end of the attack. i.e. say some dialup
user or colocated server on your network is being smurfed. Would you
rather the attack go on for an hour or two or three, cripling your entire
network, or sacrifice the target so that the rest of your network is

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