ipv6 day DDoS threat?

Nathan Eisenberg nathan at atlasnetworks.us
Tue Jun 7 19:04:54 UTC 2011

We got the same call.  I think they just trolled on through the IPv6Day participants list.  They indicated that we were likely to be 'specifically targeted' as a result of 'putting ourselves out there'.  I suspect it's merely a misprogrammed sales drone spewing fear-infused garbage.

The caller claimed to represent Verisign (though we took no steps to verify that claim).  If anyone from Verisign is on the list, you may want to look into this, especially if this is actually coming from one of your employees.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Pace [mailto:pace at jolokianetworks.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2011 11:43 AM
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: ipv6 day DDoS threat?
> I got an interesting contact from a large company that I will leave un-named
> for the moment.  They said that they heard specific "chatter"
> about DDoS of IPv6 day participant sites and even more specifically about our
> website.  Of course they have also offered to assist us in preventing this from
> affecting our site.  I'm very skeptical about even calling said company at this
> point.  I'm really feeling like this is a shakedown and was wondering if anyone
> else had been approached in a similar fashion?
> Mark Pace

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