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Re: Anonymous planning a root-servers party
From: Jared Mauch <jared () puck nether net>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 17:42:11 -0500


On Feb 15, 2012, at 5:36 PM, George Bakos wrote:

As I hadn't seen it discussed here, I'll have to assume that many
NANOGers haven't seen the latest rant from Anonymous:

"To protest SOPA, Wallstreet, our irresponsible leaders and the
beloved bankers who are starving the world for their own selfish
needs out of sheer sadistic fun, On March 31, the Internet will go
Black. 
In order to shut the Internet down, one thing is to be done. Down the
13 root DNS servers of the Internet. Those servers are as follow:"

http://pastebin.com/XZ3EGsbc

13 servers. Sshhhhh! Don't anybody mention anycast - it's a secret.

As is TCP, which requires a 3-way handshake, oh and the 41 day TTL on the . zone

2 day TTL on the served data pointing to the com zone, so any well-behaved server should only touch the root once every 
~172800 seconds.

This means the activity would have to be sustained and unmitigated for many hours (days) to have a significant impact.

- Jared



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