Re: Advisory — D-root is changing its IPv4 address on the 3rd of January.

Joe Antkowiak antkojm1 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 18:17:24 UTC 2012


On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 11:56 AM, Jay Ashworth <jra at baylink.com> wrote:

> Quite so: UMD: Where will the old IP route after the 6 month period is
> complete?  Somewhere safe?
>
> In point of fact, ISTM that there *is no way* to make this completely safe;
> granted that it's a low percentage attack, and thus probably not useful
> to actual attackers, but the possibility exists that someone could hijack
> that block at a provider level, and provide their own replacement for that
> old server IP.
>

This is an extremely good point...   Where will the former addresses be
going after this?

I'm sure someone's thought about that though...I hope.


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