Nerd link of the day

If you’re an ACM member, or read ACM transactions on computer systems, or have a corporate membership to the ACM portal, then you really should checkout Inferring Internet denial-of-service activity. It’s a surprisingly simple method of determining how common denial of service attacks really are on the Internet. Like all good ideas, it’s also really obvious once it’s been pointed out.

     author = {David Moore and Colleen Shannon and Douglas J. Brown and Geoffrey M. Voelker and Stefan Savage},
     title = {Inferring Internet denial-of-service activity},
     journal = {ACM Trans. Comput. Syst.},
     volume = {24},
     number = {2},
     year = {2006},
     issn = {0734-2071},
     pages = {115--139},
     doi = {},
     publisher = {ACM Press},
     address = {New York, NY, USA},


1,593,971 hits on this main in the last four weeks (well, the last four complete weeks from my log files). Thanks Andrew for hosting the domain… Now, if only I could find an open source log analysis tool which didn’t make my eyes bleed whilst still giving me the data I want.