[AusNOG] Australian Government websites currently under DDoS

Matthew Moyle-Croft mmc at internode.com.au
Wed Feb 10 15:04:25 EST 2010

The whole architecture of government websites is wrong.

They should, rather than build a single fortress that can be laid under siege, build a distributed (ie. CDNised) website that doesn't have such an issue.  That way you can't just "DDOS" them out of existence.

Let's face it - most FedGov websites are mostly fairly static text and documents.   Some have more complex backends for customer service, but let's face it - no one takes Centre Link off the air, they take ones like APH off the air.


On 10/02/2010, at 2:18 PM, McDonald Richards wrote:

I read in Commsday this might happen. Bloody kids – this just makes more work for us!


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DDoS on Govt websites still going from this morning.


APH website down:

Senator Conroy's site still accessible.


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