[dns-operations] "New shield foiled Internet backbone attack"
paul at vix.com
Sat Mar 10 00:23:33 UTC 2007
Hey Rodney-- everything that's old is new again, including anycast again. --PV
By Joris Evers
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Published: March 9, 2007, 3:39 PM PST
An attack in early February on key parts of the backbone of the
Internet had little effect, thanks to new protection technology,
according to a report released this week.
The distributed denial-of-service attack on the Domain Name System
proved the effectiveness of the Anycast load-balancing system, the
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers said in a document
published Thursday. ICANN regulates Internet domain name and address
registration and operates one of the main so-called root DNS servers.
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