questions regarding prefix hijacking

Massimiliano Stucchi stucchi-lists at glevia.com
Wed Aug 7 09:31:04 UTC 2013


On 8/7/13 11:13 AM, Martin T wrote:
> Ok. And such attacks have happened in the past? For example one could
> do a pretty widespread damage for at least short period of time if it
> announces for example some of the root DNS server prefixes(as long
> prefixes as possible) to it's upstream provider and as upstream
> provider probably prefers client traffic over it's peerings or
> upstreams, it will prefer those routes by malicious ISP for all the
> traffic to root DNS servers?

Of course similar problems have occurred in the past.  Just take a look
at this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzLPKuAOe50

Some minor occurrences have happened recently as well.

Ciao!

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Massimiliano Stucchi



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