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Comment Problem of todays web: "One fat sitting target" (Score 2) 203

Ok, people my point is we have too long relied on companies protecting those that can pay (Brian cannot) the hefty fee from DDOS.

And when I introduced this thought with "one fat .. target" I meant even Akamai with its big - but limited - bandwidth is condensed to just one target when that bandwidth is exhausted.

My point: Mittigation for this scale of attack is to counter it with a "borg collective" of an even or bigger scale.

The vulnerability for Brian, us and everyone is, that the fight is one against an army. Now one could argue that going on the offensive(attacking the bots, identifying the bots) would be a favourable cause. However this would end up in many little scrimishes that drain energy and end in a victory for that bad guys, because they have more energy.

So I don't think that such an offensive would be a meaningful course of action. The best course of action would be to first weaken those DDOS attacks and then rendering them uneffective because there is not even a single target.

So todays sites are a single sitting fat target, Akamai is just a thick wall, but every wall can be shot to pieces with a big army.

But there are two known and working mittigations

a.) freenet / freesite - with its hash keys and asymetric encryption a site is even "signed", also everyone who connects to a freesite will store it in the cache/storage.

b.) bit-torrent
example: It is still active and thriving till today, under attack and not just holding up but thriving.

Idea: torrent(ify) the web

But the secondary - offensive - measure is to identify the unwilling bots of these bot nets and work on this front - long long way to go.

Comment Of cuisine .. (Score 1) 70

.. we should, I like Ostrich on my plate with brocolli, fried chip potatoes (Bratkartoffeln) and a souce made with from the rinse of the frying pan with some sour cream where the Ostrich steak was kissed by the hot steel for a short amount of time.

I like my steaks always rare - this prevents 80% of the cooks to fry the steak to shoe sole when protein extraction from that piece of charcoal is next to impossible!

Comment Re:Are Africans included in 'humankind'? (Score 1) 209

".. continue to leech off us."

Hello,

my dear african leecher friend!

So much of you is african and I will not start with your herritage reaching back about 50.000 yrs.

But I will start with your very computer you are using, with your very - coltanic - phone you are using, with your golden dental replacements or mariage ring.

Ohh you like - african - platin instead of gold and also an african diamond.

Ohh you like african coffee, and you burn african oil in your car.

Think again how much of you is african!

And who the leecher in the rhye really is.

Comment Re:HD-Traffic vs. SD-Traffic (Score 2) 75

First off, I'm not using FUD, because I just asked a question, how to tell based on traffic, and I give a suggestion of a possible circumvention.

You however just state that t-mobile would identify a connection as streaming video?

One way would be ip/port, this however does not answer my question, how to differentiate between 480p or 720p on a cryptographically secured connection with certificate check.

It might pause and resume, but keep in mind your browser is also buffering the video content when viewing youtube, that it would not pause and resume.

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