Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Mar 2013 00:36 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Internet & Networking "The New York Times this morning published a story about the Spamhaus DDoS attack and how CloudFlare helped mitigate it and keep the site online. The Times calls the attack the largest known DDoS attack ever on the Internet. We wrote about the attack last week. At the time, it was a large attack, sending 85Gbps of traffic. Since then, the attack got much worse. Here are some of the technical details of what we've seen."
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RE[2]: Not so fast.
by Soulbender on Fri 29th Mar 2013 02:40 UTC in reply to "RE: Not so fast."
Soulbender
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Still, saying that "it almost broke the internet" is a big exaggeration and pretty much sensationalist nonsense. There was really no risk that the internet would "break" globally.

It's pretty damning for the competency of the IT industry that there still are enough open DNS resolvers in 2012 for this to be feasible though. It's far from rocket science to configure a resolver properly and if you can't even do that, well, I have bad news for you: you're grossly incompetent.

Edited 2013-03-29 02:41 UTC

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