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comment What amount of effort and money should one invest against DDoS threats?
@JamesRyan: ok I was simplifying things, as I said the goal is to get a rough idea of reasonable amounts to spend for protection. At the very least, it should guide you into investing more money into problem A rather than problem B, if pA*mA > pB*mB don't you think? If you're not going to weigh probability and damage somehow, what other strategy would you recommend? You would probably want to replace dollars by some kind of utility function because 100$ today may be a lot more useful to you for some reason than 200$ one year from now, if you need to invest the money on some project.
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revised What amount of effort and money should one invest against DDoS threats?
Rewrote most of the question, because it was put on hold. Made it less exciting to read, more general, and less useful. I frankly believe that the original question was more useful for everyone, I'm sorry that it was rejected.
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comment What amount of effort and money should one invest against DDoS threats?
Thanks a lot for your answer. It's 3 or 4 times less than @Jacob's answer, but it gives me the order of magnitude: we are talking about thousands of dollars. OMG... I'm losing faith in mankind. :-(
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comment What amount of effort and money should one invest against DDoS threats?
@lain: I am a long time fan and user of SO and SF, I'm sorry you find this question is crappy, I can see why, but I honestly disagree. As I explained in my question, I believe that every good sysadmin should know the answer to this question, so it is a legitimate question to ask oneself. Please check my history, I really try not to ask crappy questions. And I did ask people not to give hackers any help by giving any link that could encourage people to DDoS.