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Re: International DNS compromise?
From: "Rio Martin." <rio () martin mu>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2004 12:15:40 +0700
On 06 August 2004 am 00:49, Troy wrote:
It's probably the ISP you are using.
They are intercepting DNS requests and returning their
own replies. It could be something malicious, but it could
just as well be the ISP saving bandwidth by caching DNS queries.
If they cache DNS queries they probably cache www queries as
well. This is very common among ISPs outside the U.S., since
traffic out of the country tends to be a lot more expensive
than domestic traffic.
DNS is only as trustworthy as the companies who control
your network and those networks connected to it. The same
is true in China and everywhere else, including the U.S.
Or perhaps they are one of 'Akamai likes' members.
We could see them running lots of servers while those servers actually just a
cache server to perform load balance.
- Rio.Martin -