Anonymous planning a root-servers party

Eric Parsonage eric at eparsonage.com
Wed Feb 15 16:51:45 CST 2012


They could just mess with BGP announcements. If you can't route to the root servers they may as well not exist. 

-Eric


On 16/02/2012, at 9:12 AM, Jared Mauch wrote:

> 
> On Feb 15, 2012, at 5:36 PM, George Bakos wrote:
> 
>> As I hadn't seen it discussed here, I'll have to assume that many
>> NANOGers haven't seen the latest rant from Anonymous:
>> 
>> "To protest SOPA, Wallstreet, our irresponsible leaders and the
>> beloved bankers who are starving the world for their own selfish
>> needs out of sheer sadistic fun, On March 31, the Internet will go
>> Black. 
>> In order to shut the Internet down, one thing is to be done. Down the
>> 13 root DNS servers of the Internet. Those servers are as follow:"
>> 
>> http://pastebin.com/XZ3EGsbc
>> 
>> 13 servers. Sshhhhh! Don't anybody mention anycast - it's a secret.
> 
> As is TCP, which requires a 3-way handshake, oh and the 41 day TTL on the . zone
> 
> 2 day TTL on the served data pointing to the com zone, so any well-behaved server should only touch the root once every ~172800 seconds.
> 
> This means the activity would have to be sustained and unmitigated for many hours (days) to have a significant impact.
> 
> - Jared
> 
> 




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