posted on May, 13 2008 @ 12:39 AM
It makes sense and would only involve DoD machine banks or affiliations. Typically, bots are waiting on the client machines to be issued a command.
The Server machine issues the command to the clients. The clients then conduct DoS attacks.
Usually, each bot machine will use large packets that will hit or flood ports of the enemy network using the UDP protocol.
Defending against massive DoS attacks has always been difficult but there are some easy ways to harden against them. For example, clustered,
load-balanced networks are much more difficult to bring down.
I'm assuming Chinese networks are all clustered and load-balanced for redundency. In effect, if you can hit all machine on the subnet, you can
saturate the bandwidth preventing important requests from arriving at their destinations (the enemy network).
If I were the DoD (and I used to work for them), i'd be researching other means of offensive measures. China has the "Great Firewall of China". So
that pretty-much leaves any port 80, FTP or SMTP ports. The DoD should have some backdoors into these networks, so they can be taken down from the