[dns-operations] renesys blog: Identity Theft Hits the Root Name Servers

Duane Wessels wessels at packet-pushers.com
Mon May 19 16:13:27 UTC 2008


from the story..

   The old [L-root] address space ( continued to be
   announced from ICANN (AS 20144), as they didn't shut down their
   old server until May 2nd of this year, as planned. But then,
   Community DNS (AS 42909) of England started announcing the old
   space, as well, on December 15th. Bill Manning's ep.net (AS 4555)
   did the same on March 18th, and, for good measure, so did
   Diyixian.com (AS 9584) of Hong Kong on April 1st. So if you
   inadvertently went looking for the old L root name server during
   this time, you might have ended up at any one of four very different

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