Net Security Gets Root-Level Boost

Joe Abley jabley at isc.org
Fri Nov 14 16:14:11 UTC 2003


On 14 Nov 2003, at 02:08, Hank Nussbacher wrote:

> http://www.technewsworld.com/perl/story/32116.html

F actually has 16 nodes live right now, not 12 as it says in the 
article; a couple came live in the last week or two. There's a complete 
list at <http://f.root-servers.org>.

The resilience of the infrastructure against denial-of-service attacks 
is one important aspect of the security of the DNS. The fact that 
there's still no reliable and widely-deployed way to authenticate 
answers received in response to queries also probably deserved a 
mention.

It's vaguely amusing that "anycast" is becoming a marketing buzzword.


Joe




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