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   Re: [xml-dev] Can A Web Site Be Reliably Defended Against DoS Att acks?

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Rich Salz scripsit:

> >That seems to say that in no case should one risk 
> >any resource of critical value by putting it 
> >on the web because eleven men so inclined can 
> >always do it harm and this isn't a cost vs 
> >benefit issue.
> No, security is a risk-management issue.  If a dozen men can take me 
> down for a day, and my daily revenue is $10/day, then it's not worth 
> spending more than $10 to fix the problem.

That shows that your site is not of critical value to you.  If eleven
men could (and were likely to) take *you* out for a day, you'd probably
be well advised to move to a new neighborhood, even if that costs far
more than $10.

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