[opensource-dev] Blocking viewers.

Harold Brown labrat.hb at gmail.com
Wed Sep 8 17:33:11 PDT 2010

ANY Secondlife Viewer could be used for the exact same type of DDoS
attack.  Even more so the 2.0 viewers with Media on a Prim.

The DDoS was from a webpage with hidden images being called from
another site.  Not from the clients being used as a Bot network.  In
this case it just happened to be the Viewer login screen.

On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 6:09 PM, Maya Remblai
<snowfox102 at dragonkeepcreations.com> wrote:
>  Oh for crying out loud...Emerald DID cause a DDoS attack, which is a
> CRIME. It also collected information about users that it shouldn't have.
> Those are facts that LL is aware of. It's a dangerous piece of software
> and has no right to connect to the grid now. I used to use Emerald, and
> not many people advocated it more than me, but now I won't touch it
> because I know it's dangerous. LL did the right thing, and I'm impressed
> that they had the guts to do it at all. There was nothing personal or
> political about it. I do hope that LL will learn from the drama though,
> and get their act together with viewer work in general.
> End of story. Go find another TPV and get on when your life. Most TPVs
> have the same feature set as Emerald now anyway, like temp uploads and
> useful radar.
> Maya
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