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Re: Tightened DNS security question re: DNS amplification attacks.
From: Mark Andrews <Mark_Andrews () isc org>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 12:58:08 +1100

        The bad guys want amplification but will take obscuring
        if that's all they can get.

        RD=1 is only the signature of the current attack.

        RD=0 is equally viable.

        Can you cope with "RD=0 NS ." directed to the root servers
        from forged addresses?  This is exactly the query name
        servers use to prime their caches with.

        Stop trying to figure out how to stop the attack of the day
        as it really is a waste of time and start trying to figure
        out how to get near universal BCP 38 deployment.

        Let the world know you are a good you if are deploying BCP

        Put up on your front web page what percentage of address
        space / links are convered by BCP 38 compliance, where
        compliance is defined as "traffic sourced from a arbitary
        address will not be passed".  This should be auditable.

Mark Andrews, ISC
1 Seymour St., Dundas Valley, NSW 2117, Australia
PHONE: +61 2 9871 4742                 INTERNET: Mark_Andrews () isc org

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