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Re: The impending DDoS storm
From: Lloyd Taylor <ltaylor () keynote com>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 09:25:52 -0700 (PDT)


Does anyone have any notion of what the Blaster worm will do if the
DNS lookup for "windowsupdate.com" returns NXDOMAIN?  If it handles this
case by not sending any micreant love, might that not be the best way
to mitigate the potential damage?

--Lloyd

On Wed, 13 Aug 2003, Jack Bates wrote:

Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 11:10:13 -0500
From: Jack Bates <jbates () brightok net>
To: Jason Frisvold <friz () corp ptd net>
Cc: "Ingevaldson, Dan (ISS Atlanta)" <dsi () iss net>,
     Stephen J. Wilcox <steve () telecomplete co uk>, nanog () merit edu
Subject: Re: The impending DDoS storm


On Wed, 2003-08-13 at 10:55, Ingevaldson, Dan (ISS Atlanta) wrote:
-Does one DNS lookup on "windowsupdate.com" and then uses the IP

No, I wouldn't dream of setting windowsupdate.com to 127.0.0.1. Who in 
their right mind would do that?

-Jack


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