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Re: Verisign abusing .COM/.NET monopoly, BIND releases new
From: Damaged Industries <damaged () damaged no-ip com>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 18:19:32 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 17 Sep 2003, SR wrote:

This is simply amazing, Verisign has just turned the .COM and .NET TLD
DNS servers up-side-down for their own economical gain and, in doing so,
disrupted network traffic for most of the Internet. Mail administrators
who use any non-existant DNSBL to mark email as spam suddenly has all
their mails deleted, people using localhost.localdomain.com on their
servers for administrative purposes are scrambling to find out the cause
of their problems and DNS problems arise everywhere as neg caching is
essentially disabled and all DNS caches have to cache each and every
randomly typed DNS query.

The BIND patch that prevents this should be released Wednesday.

djbdns already has a patch (make that two patches).

They are available from djbdns.org


Several patches have been out:


Bind9 patch:
http://www.isc.org/products/BIND/delegation-only.html

Bind8 patch:
http://achurch.org/bind-verisign-patch.html

Djbdns patch:
http://tinydns.org/djbdns-1.05-ignoreip.patch

PowerDNS patch:
http://www.imperialviolet.org/binary/powerdns.patch

Userfriendly :)
http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20030917&mode=classic


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