> As I believe has already been answered in this thread, the better connected > a server is to the Internet, the higher its value to several varieties of > miscreants. Given a choice between a server connected via a close to > saturated T1 somewhere in the back waters of the Internet and a server with > multiple 100mbps+ connections to key backbones, somebody interested in > staging DOS attacks or using the server as a base to "explore" other > networks or ... is likely to find the latter server of greater interest. > About the only advantage I can think of for the former is that it's > probably, other things being equal, less likely to be properly maintained > and monitored.
Exactly. For example, the "server" in question is a desktop machine at work. I regularly see transfer rates of 13MB/s. It's at a major university, which is by itself another high-risk factor, precisely because there are so many (often weakly protected) high-speed connections. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"