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   RE: [xml-dev] Re: Can A Web Site Be Reliably Defended Against DoS Attack

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I haven't seen any alternatives to TCP/IP.  Maybe 
it is a problem we have gotten used to ignoring 
in our bliss with our success with the Web.  Maybe 
it deserves rethinking by minds not wed to their 

Meanwhile, sure, social approaches, but realize 
that you are proposing to solve AIDS with condoms. 
Allopathic approaches help but do not cure. 


From: Rick Marshall [mailto:rjm@zenucom.com]

ultimately legislation, policing, and punishment can be the only
solution to minimisation of what we have already determined is a crime.
that's because it's a social, not a technical problem (like grafiti -
ban all spray cans?).


On Sat, 2004-02-07 at 09:50, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> Can TCP/IP be reengineered or do we have to keep patching?
> Social engineering is a tough solution.  How often have 
> you heard of all the legislation involved in getting 
> a loan or passport that requires the clerk to authenticate 
> you, only to walk in and discover they don't bother?
> Just an example so all I am asking is if there is a 
> better approach than the syn/ack TCP/IP process.  Is the 
> only solution to get off the Internet?  Is that a solution?


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