[dns-operations] Github Down cause of DNS (dyne) problem ?

Viktor Dukhovni ietf-dane at dukhovni.org
Fri Oct 21 17:32:48 UTC 2016

On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 01:11:37PM -0400, Patrick W. Gilmore wrote:

> DynDNS is being attacked.
> Github, pagerduty, twitter, pingdom, and lots of other people are affected.
> Before anyone bitches at github or Dyn, remember that Dyn is far, far better positioned to withstand attacks than a company like github could possibly be on their own. So I think github did the right thing in using Dyn.
> Let’s all be clear that Dyn has to be in the top 10 DNS infrastructures on the planet. Possibly the largest that sells DNS as a service. This is a serious attack, and the entire community should help track this miscreant down, then crush them like a bug.

Given the scale of recent attacks, perhaps the time has come for
responsible networks to announce dates by which peering will cease
with parties that ignore BCP 38.


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