[atlas] packet loss seen by probes to labs.ripe.net?
Robert Kisteleki robert at ripe.net
Fri Nov 4 12:05:12 CET 2011
> So, in other words: The Atlas probes themselves are turning into a DDOS botnet? Daniel, We are very conscious that we need to prevent RIPE Atlas from being used in a malicious way, including it being used for DDOS attacks. There are a number of features in the design that prevent that from happening: - probes are low power compared to real bots - the control infrastructure is reasonably secure against the expected threats - user defined measurements can/will be rate limited per destination The "built-in" measurements we are executing currently are rate limited by the rate of deployment: all probes do exactly the same measurements. However, if this becomes a problem, we can change the amount and distribution of these measurements. Regards, Robert