ipv6 day DDoS threat?

christian koch ck at sandcastl.es
Tue Jun 7 19:20:52 UTC 2011

I can confirm, it was indeed Verisign who emailed me with the same message.

I am slightly disappointed by this course of action, needless to say I am
not surprised, because this kind of behavior is
expected from sales people.

I had a bit more respect for them, however...


On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 12:04 PM, Nathan Eisenberg
<nathan at atlasnetworks.us>wrote:

> 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.
> Nathan
> > -----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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