ITU getting serious about botnets
Posted Nov 30, 2007 1:17 UTC (Fri) by jschrod
In reply to: ITU getting serious about botnets
Parent article: ITU getting serious about botnets
Your strawman doesn't help.
First, you did not made the point that this is not a topic for a governmental organization. You merely stated that the UN is not the right place for anything (your emphasis, not mine). And IMNSHO that is a pure political statement about the UN itself and not about the relevance or the appropriateness of the ITU for this specific issue.
Second, as the article noted, an essential part of the ITU work is about legal advice, how one can introduce or structure laws to help fight botnets. And changing laws is very clearly the realm of governments, they are the only ones who can do it. Thus advice about a coordinated legal approach against a supranational threat to our IT security belongs into the realm of inter-governmental political organizations like the UN and its subsidiary organizations.
This is not merely about technical counter-measurements which seems to be the only thing that you might think about. (You're mentioning the IETF as a better organization indicates this.) In two of three tiers of the toolkit, this is about non-technical approachs that tries to take on a larger picture of the botnet problem, beyond the technical aspects. You ignore these two tiers to be able to propagate your opinion that the UN is not good for »anything«, and to express that with emphasis. And you really want that I take your comment as a serious contribution?
All in all, your f'up answers are yet another data point why I would like to get a KILL file feature in LWN's comment facility. *PLONK*, as I would like to be able to say.
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