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Re: Quote from Kashpureff / Re: question about per. hack
From: Stephen Sprunk <sprunk () csi net>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 17:12:01 -0500

You call the long-known and well-publisized attack against servers not
running current versions of essential system software elegant?

People, the net is not falling apart because Kashpureff knows how to fake a
glue record; people who don't keep up with the security of their systems
are (of course) having their security compromised.

This is not an operational issue; this is a sysadmin-being-lazy issue.
Please take it off NANOG.

Stephen


At 15:32 07-22-97 -0500, you wrote:
I'm sick of paying the NIC to, and in reality I think Kashpureff's hack is
pretty elegant.


  However, I disagree that capitalism is /pure evil/.  Once
upon a time the net was driven by research and academia, but that day has
passed.  The net as it stands now is in poor shape, and a with the latest
intense round of backhoe attacks and DNS problems the enormous amount of
capital invested in the internet will have to be protected.  This is when
those capitalist companies will finally start to hash out technologies
that make the internet more redundandt.  The problem and, I
believe, the solution lies with the root name servers.  Until people
accept and use more than the current InterNIC root server we won't be able
to announce any more domain name strategies.

Aaron Abelard / aaron () abelard com / http://www.abelard.com/
    "Nunc Lento Sunito Dicunt, Moreris" (Donne)
        "Lasciate tutto speranza, voiche entrate" (Dante)
            "kinda like a cloud i was up way up in the sky" (NIN)
                "Once more unto the breech, dear friend" (Shakespeare)




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