Author: Danny McPherson

On DDoS Attack Activity

We’ve been doing analysis on the DDoS attack and network traffic distribution data some of our Peakflow SP customers are providing and I figured I’d share a bit of a teaser. The data is shared with Arbor via an optional module within Peakflow SP, so […]

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ISP Security BOF @NANOG 39

NANOG 39 is February 4-7, 2007 in Toronto, looking forward to seeing many of you folks there. I’ll again be moderating the ISP Security BOF (a loosely managed gathering of mostly network security operations folk). We’ve got a couple of discussion topics on the agenda […]

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WiFi, Encryption & Clue Density

I regularly use wireless networks at meetings, conferences, airports, hotels, workshops, coffee joints, friend’s homes (and mine) – as I suspect is the case with most folks these days. I often leave Dug’s passive listening toolkit running in the background (where network usage licensing/agreements implicitly […]

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1-866-411-TIPS

I finally got around to digging through the most recent load of mail sitting on the corner of the desk in my home office. While typically comprised of impressive pounds of magazines I’m constantly barraged with (all because selling magazine subscriptions every couple weeks seems […]

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Net Neutrality; Big Feet

Passing through Denver International Airport the other day in continuing my ceaseless trudge to a meeting some place or another, I dropped by one of the shoe shine stands in hopes of prolonging the life of my favorite dress shoes. As directed, I took a […]

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Gone Aren’t the Days of Spoofing

Reading a slew of comments associated with a Slashdot post titled Can You Spoof IP Packets? I found a response stating “…every self-respecting network operator has RPF (or some other antispoof-ingress filter) enabled at the edge. Gone are the days of spoofing”. For more than […]

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