DNS DOS increasing?

Curtis Maurand curtis at canon.maurand.com
Mon Jan 21 19:43:06 UTC 2002


Except that everyone complains long and hard about BGP advertising /24's or 
smaller.  I know a small operator who's setting up a webhosting company.  He's got a 
single T1 and a /25 for now, but as soon as he gets multi-homed ( and plans that in 
the next year or so) with a different provider.  He'll have the need to run BGP at 
that point will advertise the /25 or a /24.   Numbering requirements and name based 
hosting as is highly recommended by ARIN will be the cause.  

The short answer is that small companies will start advertising small blocks in the 
name of address conservation.  We either give out addresses willy nilly or we allow 
the announcement of small blocks and stop complaining about it.  You can't have it 
both ways.

Curtis

---- Original Message ----
From:		James Smith
Date:		Mon 1/21/02 12:38
To:		nanog at merit.edu
Subject:	RE: DNS DOS increasing?


-----Original Message-----
From: E.B. Dreger [mailto:eddy+public+spam at noc.everquick.net]
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2002 12:08 PM
To: James Smith
Cc: nanog at merit.edu
Subject: RE: DNS DOS increasing?

BGP isn't that expensive.
----

For some, it is a cost that can be mitigated by "workaround" technologies
that are cheaper.

Of course, it could be argued that if you're not willing to make the
investment to do it the BGP way, you don't really need it bad enough. 

Enter the salesman who is heard to tell his prospects "...you don't have the
cost of BGP, you get the same effect as BGP, and you don't even have to tell
your ISP!".

James H. Smith II  NNCDS NNCSE
Systems Engineer
The Presidio Corporation

By the way, I speak only for myself, which gets me in enough trouble...




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