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6149Re: [decentralization] Saaf testimony

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  • Wes Felter
    Oct 2, 2002
      On Wed, 2002-10-02 at 15:07, Lucas Gonze wrote:
      > coderman wrote:
      > > This type of DDoS is different, in that it is not relying on sheer traffic
      > > to implement a DoS, but issuing a number of file requests to tie up available
      > > download slots on peers sharing copyrighted content.
      > >
      > > This is certainly technically feasable, and if they used a distributed network
      > > themselves to implement the attacks it would be hard to defend against.
      > Hm, ok, so servents stop using upload slots and instead let uploaders use
      > all available bandwidth, just like standard web servers.

      An obvious extension of these two ideas is to open a very large number
      of idle connections to each Gnutella node, possibly exploiting hard
      limits or non-scalability in the Windows 9x TCP stack.

      Wes Felter - wesley@... - http://felter.org/wesley/
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