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    Re: .Info survives DDOS attack
    by Anonymous on Monday November 25 2002, @07:46PM (#10285)
    hey micheal,
    You edited my submission too much and messed up the hyperlink. The story can be found at http://news.com.com/2100-1001-971178.html .
    I am dissapointed that Micheal removed my concerns over UltraDNS 's prepartaion and ability to deal with such attacks. The tone of the News.com article clearly implies that UltraDNS nearly succumbed to the assualt.

    Yours,
    Anion
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    Re: .Info survives DDOS attack
    by michael (froomkin@lawUNSPAM.tm) on Tuesday November 26 2002, @02:15AM (#10287)
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    I don't see where that article (the link works for me, by the way...) says anthing factual about UltraDNS almost crashing, which was what the origianl post suggested. The closest thing in article I can find is this:
    He stressed that it didn't affect the company's core domain name system (DNS) services, but administrators had to work fast to get the attack blocked by the backbone Internet companies from which UltraDNS gets its connectivity. "From a network management perspective, it certainly kept us on our toes," he said.
    That's a long way from 'almost bringing it to its knees' which I think was the phrase I cut. The media tend to hype anything hacker-related, and I tend to be fairly suspicious of media hype on this particular subject. DDOS on the DNS is a real issue, but that doesn't mean every attack is one step from meltdown, does it?

    To repeat: I'm not saying that this attack was or wasn't a near-miss -- I'm saying even after reading that article three times, I don't have a whole lot of facts on the subject.

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