View Full Version : Feb. DNS root server attack

2007-03-13, 21:33

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March 12, 2007 ~ "...DNS servers came through February's attack relatively unscathed because of the Anycast load-balancing technology put in place after the last major attack in 2002. The attack targeted six of the 13 root servers. The two servers that fared the worst during the attack did not yet have the technology installed. The root server operators also played a significant role in preventing the attack from having a noticeable effect on Internet users worldwide by staying in constant communication. The operators noticed that all the attack packets were larger than 512-bytes and consequently blocked packets that met that criterion. That step alone managed to stop the attack in its tracks..."