[dns-operations] A Case Against DNSSEC (A Matasano Miniseries)

Florian Weimer fw at deneb.enyo.de
Wed Apr 4 20:11:29 UTC 2007

* Paul Vixie:

> the goal is to make attacks unsuccessful by which i mean they won't
> make money for the extorters since they won't damage the casinos
> enough to make them willing to pay.  under those conditions and ONLY
> under those conditions, the attacks will stop.

You assume that the attackers act completely rational.  I don't think
this is necessarily true.  In other areas, attacks certainly continue
because the attackers expect that they can make money, even if their
past experience tells them a different story.

I don't think your condition is necessary, either.  Legalizing online
casinos would likely help a lot.  It's flat-out illegal to mitigate
DDoS attacks against online casions in some countries. 8-/

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