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Re: WP: Attack On Internet Called Largest Ever

  • From: David Conrad
  • Date: Wed Oct 23 11:08:22 2002

Hi,

On 10/23/02 7:31 AM, "Greg Pendergrass" <greg@band-x.com> wrote:
> It's universally agreed that the articles have mostly been blown out of
> proportion and dramatized, but that doesn't mean that attacks against the
> root servers can't be successful. Future attacks will be stronger and more
> organized. So how do we protect the root servers from future attack?

See RFC3258.
 
> There has been a lot about what did not happen yesterday, but how about some
> details about what did happen? Was it a ping flood, syn-flood, smurf, or
> some combination of types? Were the zombie machines windows, linux, or both?
> Some of the root servers were affected more than others, why? Was it that
> there was more ddos traffic directed at them, or that they had less hardware
> and network resources?

I'll let others with more direct information answer this.

Rgds,
-drc





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