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Re: Ethical DDoS drone network
From: Gadi Evron <ge () linuxbox org>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 02:39:10 -0600 (CST)
On Sun, 4 Jan 2009, kris foster wrote:
On Jan 4, 2009, at 11:11 PM, Gadi Evron wrote:
On Mon, 5 Jan 2009, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
On Jan 5, 2009, at 1:33 AM, Roland Dobbins wrote:
I can think of several instances where it _must_ be external. For
instance, as I said before, knowing which intermediate networks are
incapable of handling the additional load is useful information.
On Jan 5, 2009, at 2:08 PM, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:
But before any testing is done on production systems (during maintenance
windows scheduled for this type of testing, naturally), it should all be
done on airgapped labs, first, IMHO.
Without arguing that point (and there are lots of scenarios where that is
not at all necessary, IMHO), it does not change the fact that external
testing can be extremely useful after "air-gap" testing.
Fine test it by simulation on you or the transit end of the pipes. Do not
transmit your test sh?t data across the `net.
How do you propose a model is built for the simulation if you can't collect
data from the real world?
This is not "sh?t data". Performance testing across networks is very real and
happening now. The more knowledge I have of a path the better decisions I can
make about that path.
I am sorry for joking, I was sure we were talking about DDoS testing?