[dns-operations] All Too Quiet?

Skywing Skywing at valhallalegends.com
Wed Jul 30 17:36:12 UTC 2008

Actually, according to hdm (see the Metasploit blog), the reporter misquoted him and he never said that [it was funny].

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-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Vixie <vixie at isc.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2008 12:32
To: David Conrad <drc at virtualized.org>
Cc: dns-operations at mail.oarc.isc.org <dns-operations at lists.oarci.net>
Subject: Re: [dns-operations] All Too Quiet?

> http://www.pcworld.com/article/149126/2008/07/.html

i continue to be offended by such drivel as:

        "It's funny," he said. "I got owned."

it is NOT funny.  ironic perhaps given that it was this person
in particular, but not "funny" unless one thinks that the fact
that AT&T's nameserver got poisoned by by-now-trivial means and
that its customers were misdirected to a proxy that looked a lot
like the page the customer thought they were going to, is funny.

what if it had been somebody's mom rather than h.d.moore?  and
what if it had been that mom's bank rather than www.google.com?

why "offended", you say?  because to call this "funny" trivializes
it, which is i suppose the logical progression after denying it,
whereas what we need is to Get The Rest Of The Nameservers Patched
and what we need for that is well-organized PANIC, not humour.

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