[AusNOG] Anonymous planning a root-servers party

James Troy james.troy at intralot.com.au
Thu Feb 16 10:36:22 EST 2012

That will have about the same impact as a fly hitting a car windscreen. As most downstream DNS servers cache their objects, sure a couple of sites may go dark, but it will be isolated to the downstream DNS cache.

Whilst I agree in principal with the idea's of what they are doing, they are going about it all wrong. If a cop stops you on the street you are more likely to get a warning if you are nice to them, the second you are confrontational they will be more likely to write a ticket.


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From: ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net [mailto:ausnog-bounces at lists.ausnog.net] On Behalf Of Matt Taylor
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Subject: Re: [AusNOG] Anonymous planning a root-servers party

Found this to be interesting, figured I'd forward it over here.


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Anonymous planning a root-servers party


Wed, 15 Feb 2012 22:36:32 +0000


George Bakos <gbakos at alpinista.org><mailto:gbakos at alpinista.org>


nanog at nanog.org<mailto:nanog at nanog.org>

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


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:"


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


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