Heads-Up: GoDaddy Broke the Interwebs...

Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at ianai.net
Tue Sep 11 21:34:57 UTC 2012

On Sep 11, 2012, at 17:04 , ryanL <ryan.landry at gmail.com> wrote:

> when patrick is referring to "taking their word for it", he's referring to a post on [email protected] by godaddy's network engineering manager that stated "bgp, and more details to follow".

Well, mostly I'm taking GoDaddy at their word that this was not a DoS attack.

I also believe it was related to BGP, and am happy to get more info.  But we are discussing Anonymous vs. Self-inflicted wound here.


> i tend to align with patrick's thought. i'm also interested to see the details, which they are really under no obligation to provide.
> On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 1:53 PM, Rubens Kuhl <rubensk at gmail.com> wrote:
> > No large flows reported to the affected NSes, tweets were suspicious at best, other anon-ops denied the attack was them, and GoDaddy admitted internal error.
> >
> > I'm going to take GoDaddy at their word, and give them major kudos for owning up to the mistake - in public.
> That doesn't mean that their description of the internal error fits
> what happened. Not to say that there were an attack, just that there
> can be more internal failures, including processes, to be accounted
> for. Whether they will publish a root-cause analysis/swiss chesse
> model/<insert your preferred methodology> or not is up to them, but to
> tech-savvy stakeholders I think they are still in debt.
> Rubens

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