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Re: Advisory — D-root is changing its IPv4 address on the 3rd of January.
- Subject: Re: Advisory — D-root is changing its IPv4 address on the 3rd of January.
- From: jra at baylink.com (Jay Ashworth)
- Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 12:56:55 -0500 (EST)
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]>
----- Original Message -----
> From: "Nick Hilliard" <nick at foobar.org>
> It would be really good to have a formal public statement of intent from
> UMD about their long term plans for 22.214.171.124 after retirement so that we
> don't have a repeat of the L root hijacking debacle in 2008.
Quite so: UMD: Where will the old IP route after the 6 month period is
complete? Somewhere safe?
In point of fact, ISTM that there *is no way* to make this completely safe;
granted that it's a low percentage attack, and thus probably not useful
to actual attackers, but the possibility exists that someone could hijack
that block at a provider level, and provide their own replacement for that
old server IP.
But of course, they can do it *now*, too, so I guess it doesn't matter
Jay R. Ashworth Baylink jra at baylink.com
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