Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Proposed DDoS Attack & Defense Taxonomy

NetSys.com has a pointer to a proposed taxonomy (a kind of RFC for a subset of the English language, think "a set of terms") to describe distributed denial of service attacks and defenses.

This sort of thing is needed. "To name something is to know it" is a bit old-hat, but has some truth to it. We do it for malicious code (though agreement has yet to be reached in some cases), biological viruses, and war. Why not directed virtual attacks?

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