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Re: [Full-disclosure] Administrivia: Spring Cleaning

From: <Valdis.Kletnieks_at_nospam>
Date: Sat Jan 31 2009 - 11:15:24 GMT
To: don bailey <don.bailey@gmail.com>

On Sat, 31 Jan 2009 03:38:06 MST, don bailey said:

> of noise. If this is allowed, it only proves that free venues for
> security discussion (rational or not) can be manipulated with something
> as simple as inane chatter.

It's *long* been understood within the security community that the best way to deal with a DoS attack is to disable the source of the attack.

A case can be made that if the free venue is clogged with inane chatter to the point of uselessness, that is *also* manipulation, and that *removing* said source results in a *less* manipulated venue.

Which is more manipulated - one noise source that renders the venue unusable, or one noise source that finds itself self-filtered? In the first, everybody feels the effects, in the second only the noise source itself feels the effect.

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