[dns-operations] Weird TXT record

Dobbins, Roland rdobbins at arbor.net
Wed Jun 22 06:20:34 UTC 2011

On Jun 19, 2011, at 10:17 PM, Geoffrey Sisson wrote:

> There was a rash of DNS reflector attacks in 2006 that used similar
> TXT records.

This technique is quite popular today - the largest DDoS attacks we see are DNS reflection/amplification attacks, and DNSSEC deployment has made it far easier to elicit a large answer for the amplification part.

Roland Dobbins <rdobbins at arbor.net> // <http://www.arbornetworks.com>

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