OK, so why is any of this information—about a company completely
unrelated to Six Apart—important background? Because according to a post on
the North American Network Operators Group mailing list, at some point
yesterday the people at Blue Security decided that the best way to deal
with the attack was to point the
hostname www.bluesecurity.com to their TypePad-hosted weblog,
Via shadesong, The dishonor of
Changing DNS records to fend off
a DDoS attack is certainly
a novel approach to the problem. And from reading up on Blue Security, their
spam fighting approach seemed to have pissed off the major spammers enough to
launch a DDoS against
But I suspect this has much larger implications than just if Blue Security
was right in what they did or not—it gives more fuel to the AT&Ts
and Comcasts that want to carve up the Internet into fiefdoms of classed
services, for our protection of course.
The little conspriacy theorist inside me
wonders if the likes of AT&T and Comcast aren't indirectly funding
spamming companies in the hope of pushing people over the edge into accepting
a more tiered service plan for our protections, of course.
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