freeflight2 - 11:11 pm on Nov 25, 2005 (gmt 0)
this issue sounds more like a DDOS attack:
- first, contact the FBI (you'll need to explain to them that there are damages >$50k)
- There is (very) expensive router/firewall hardware / very smart software out there to detect this kind of "unnatural" behaviour.
- The IPs doing this are either hacked servers (OK to ban them right away) or trojans on enduser XPs etc. (dangerous to ban them as you might ban an AOL proxy completely)