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Re: News of ISC Developing BIND Patch
On Wed, 17 Sep 2003, Simon Waters wrote: > As such any root server operator can potentially hijack a significant > amount (majority?) of Internet traffic, at least if no one notices > something odd, and figures out what is going on too quickly. This is DNS > security 101... > A single rogue root server could be very messy to cleanup after if the > person in control of the rogue server were skilled in the art (and root > server operators are suppose to be so skilled to get the job). Fortunately people will start noticing within minutes if not seconds. A quick manual purge of the resolver cache should suffice for cleanup once the problem itself has been fixed.