[Dshield] Possible solution for ISP (was DShield's public goals)

ed.truitt@etee2k.net ed.truitt at etee2k.net
Tue Jan 17 21:26:52 GMT 2006

I don't know (if others have submitted it before), but one of the ways to look
at this type of idea is to try to poke holes in it -- and, if the holes can be
sufficiently closed, then the idea is a better one then when it first entered
the arena.

I don't think anyone here has resorted to taking personal pot-shots at you (or
others who appear to be defenders/proponents of this idea), they are instead
engaged in debate, based on the merits of the idea you proposed.


Quoting Laura Vance <vancel at winfreeacademy.com>:

> I'm not trying to "sell" my idea.  I didn't post it here to get all 
> of the negativity that I've gotten.  I posted it to spark an idea in 
> someone that would be willing to take it farther, not have all of the 
> pessimists give me every reason that it won't work.


> Has this idea been brought up before?  I know that what I've seen here
> and other places have had similar ideas, but they all involve blocking
> everyone from user-space of every other ISP.  The NAT solution, blocking
> all inbound ports via firewall, and many other solutions involve
> punishing everyone because so many people are clueless.  Of course I can
> see problems with the implementation, but that was why I originally
> posted it here... to get input... to get people to brainstorm.  Does
> this list actually share ideas about security any more or does everyone
> just focus on shooting down unfinished ideas?  I didn't post it here as
> a business proposal, just as a thought provoker.

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