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Re: [freehaven-dev] discussion on flooding on publius-talk

On Sat, Aug 19, 2000 at 10:52:09PM -0400, David A Molnar wrote:
> Just started reading publius-talk archives, at
> http://www.research.att.com/lists/publius-talk/maillist.html
> I notice that they have a discussion of flooding attacks going on
> right now, i.e. "what happens if people submit 99k files over and over
> again?"
> an interesting message in the thread : 
> http://www.research.att.com/lists/publius-talk/msg00019.html
I read it as well (I just subbed to both their lists a couple days ago).
"right now" is 10 days ago. I don't think I'll join in unless somebody
revives the thread.

I don't like the proposed "if we get flooded, then we'll manually clean
up" fix. (It certainly doesn't scale, either by volume or by time.)

I'm eager to hear if they come up with some good solutions. Until then,
I'll just continue to figure that they're going to need to change their
architecture to handle flooding. (Free Haven has the same problem with
respect to connection flooding.)