Craig Hockenberry, following up on a mysterious and overwhelming DDoS attack on Iconfactory’s web server originating in China:
In my first post about the attack from the Great Firewall of
China, I stuck to the facts. There was a simple reason for this:
you don’t want conjecture when your site is down. You want to
understand the problem and see suggestions on how to fix it.
This post will be different: these are my opinions and they are
pointed. I’ll first note some of the reactions I received, then
examine some of the technical subtleties, and conclude with
speculation on the motives behind the attack.
By time you finish, you’ll also understand the odd title for