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    IP Numbers A Curmudgeonly Prediction about DNS Security Debates
    posted by michael on Tuesday January 21 2003, @07:00PM

    Richard Forno of infowarrior.org offers a fairly cynical take on the coming debate over root server security as part of The Curmudgeon's Crystal Ball: security predictions for 2003. Sounds perfectly plausible, doesn't it?

    Security of DNS Servers

    Security of the Internet will continue to be a heated and highly politicized topic for 2003, as various special interests - governments, corporations, law firms, and ICANN, to name but a few - jockey to take control of securing critical DNS servers around the world. We'll see frequent references to the October 2001 attacks against several root servers as justification to make dramatic changes to how DNS works. While the ostensible motivation will be to improve the security of the Internet, the real objective will be to increase corporate profitability. Industry will lobby against the Internet community's easy and cost-effective proposals to improve DNS security, and will instead prolong the DNS security debate into 2004 and beyond, or until a pro-business solution is reached.

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    ICANN has blown 15 months and done nothing
    by KarlAuerbach on Tuesday January 21 2003, @07:31PM (#11001)
    User #3243 Info | http://www.cavebear.com/
    It has been about 15 months since ICANN's big bash about DNS security. What has been done?

    In a word, nothing.

    Yes, the big-name security committee has met and I am aware that they have been thinking great thoughts.

    But thinking is not doing. And much could have been done.

    ICANN, in its effort to erase me, has ignored several easy and inexpensive measures that I suggested back in October of 2001 - yes 2001 - See Protecting the Internet's Domain Name System - http://www.cavebear.com/rw/steps-to-protect-dns.ht m [cavebear.com] and later DNS in a box - http://www.icannwatch.org/article.pl?sid=02/10/25/ 153808 [icannwatch.org]

    One might be foregiven if one comes to the conclusion that ICANN's priorities seem rather more focused on prettifying its own image than on actually protecting the technical stability of the Internet.
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