[dns-operations] 50gbps DDoS against DNSMadeEasy?

Dan Durrer dan at vitalwerks.com
Tue Aug 10 18:54:25 UTC 2010

DNS folk,

Yes,  I too and I think the DNS community would like more information about this attack. Anycast is supposed to help isolate these attacks.  Open discussion about this I think helps benefit the internet as a whole.  Is DNSMadeEasy on this list?


Dan Durrer
No-IP .com

On Aug 7, 2010, at 12:17 PM, David Ulevitch wrote:

> Hi DNS Operators,
> DNSMadeEasy got DDoS'd last night (and into this morning).  According
> to their twitter it's over 50gbps and mitigation is being widely
> coordinated...
> "Update.... Over 50 Gbps... we think. Since core Tier1 routers are
> being flooded in multiple cities....."
> From: http://twitter.com/DNSMadeEasy/status/20558163796
> "Trying to organize emergency meeting with all Tier1 providers. We
> probably have over 50 senior network admins looking into this."
> From: http://twitter.com/DNSMadeEasy/status/20560517589
> Does anyone have any information about this attack?  The size? payload? Sources?
> I'm pretty sure I could not handle a 50gbps attack under any
> circumstances today.  Are people seeing attacks that large?
> Thanks,
> David
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