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Re: whois broke again?

  • From: NANOG Mailing List
  • Date: Sun Feb 20 02:05:30 2000

On Sun, 20 Feb 2000 Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:

> A few days ago a total of 13 sites got DOS'ed, for an average  of
> a few hours each, and that got MAJOR press coverage.  It's surprising
> there wasn't a similar fuss the time that 30% of the .com's were
> dropped on the floor due to a undetected disk-full condition, and
> sites were having sporadic problems for several DAYS till all the DNS
> caches timed out, or the time a few days later there was ANOTHER
> problem, or the time.....
> 
> Let's face it guys, taken on the "number of sites times outage time"
> basis, NSI operational issues have screwed a *LOT* more of the 4
> million .COM's out there than trin00 has....


OK.  So NSI gets the award for the first "real" dDOS years ago.  And all
they needed were the root servers. 


John Fraizer







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