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Re: DNS Cache Dan Kamikaze (Actual Exploit Discussion)
From: Paul Schmehl <pschmehl_lists () tx rr com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 21:32:40 -0500

--On July 15, 2008 10:22:56 PM -0400 Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu wrote:

On Tue, 15 Jul 2008 20:46:57 CDT, Paul Schmehl said:
Perhaps that's because a cert problem on a web server breaks a single
webserver.  A cert problem with dns breaks an entire domain.

On the flip side, if you busticate DNS for the entire domain, you're
likely to *notice* it and *fix* it a lot faster.  "Dead in the water"
is, in some ways, actually preferrable to "damn, this may or may not
have been broken for the last 6 months - how many users just gave up and
never came back?"

Good point.

Paul Schmehl
If it isn't already obvious,
my opinions are my own and not
those of my employer.

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