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Re: The DDOS problem & security BOF: Am i mistaken?
On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 4:05 PM, Warren Kumari <[email protected]> wrote: > > On Oct 14, 2008, at 12:08 PM, Scott Doty wrote: >> When a vendor at the security BOF starts showing documents that are >> "company >> confidential", and trying to whip up a climate of fear, that we should all >> deploy their product in front of our recursive name servers, i get this >> funny feeling that I am being "murk spammed". > > Hmmm... The vendor that you are referring to provides authoritative DNS for > many domains (and, at least some of them I view as "important", meaning that > I would prefer a correct response!). Yes, I am sure that he would be happy > to have you as a customer and, yes, this is feature that differentiates his > company, but I did not get the impression AT ALL that he was trying to sell > his service, but rather provide better service to his existing customers, > even going so far as to provide free devices to people who run large > recursive resolvers. This helps both his existing customers (who, yes, will > be more likely to continue using him), but, more importantly helps me as an > end user feel a little comfortable that the page that I am getting is the > correct page... it's probably also worth noting that the person in question has a history of giving away this sort of protection (in other forms) for the DNS system... and innovating as a DNS service provider, both for free (howdy: 126.96.36.199) and for a price.... I'm not sure I'd classify anything he does as a sales pitch in the venue in question. -Chris