Saturday, March 6, 2004

Lessons Learned

Computer World has an article which discusses the "lessons learned" from the recent MyDoom DDoS.

Unfortunately, the protections described is nothing new. ISP ingress/egress filtering and changing IP's has been around for years. The filtering is considered a "best practice".

The article also describes adding server capacity, which is what Microsoft did to survive its own DDoS attack. They actually moved their website to Akamai.