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

David Miller dmiller at tiggee.com
Fri Oct 21 17:58:42 UTC 2016

Copy/paste from Outages to dns-operations

On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 1:11 PM, Patrick W. Gilmore <patrick at ianai.net> 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.

Let's actually be clear...

Do you have some inside information the rest of us are not privy to?  Sources?

Do you have detailed information describing the top 10 DNS
infrastructures on the planet, such that you could make any sort of
comparison of infrastructure or size?  I'll grant you Akamai, how
about the other 9?

What do you know about this attack, such that you can make claims that
this is "serious" or that there is a single miscreant that can be
tracked down or that the community can assist in any way?

Without actual details this looks to be wild conjecture and doesn't
provide any helpful direction.

[ I work for DNS Made Easy ]

> --
> patrick

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