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Re: The DDOS problem & security BOF: Am i mistaken?
On Tue, 14 Oct 2008, Scott Doty wrote: > First, the good news: so far, the NANOG conference has been very > valuable and content-rich, covering a lot of issues that need to be > discussed. For that, I am grateful. > > But now, the bad news(?): Maybe it's just me & my paranoia, but do I > detect an inkling of "murk spam" going on with some presentations? Judging by the email after this, the 'vendor' involves Rodney Joffe and probably UltraDNS. My opinion: Yes, you are being 'murk spammed' Joffe and company represent what Professor Dan Bernstein (DJBDNS) calls the 'Bind Company'. I think a better term is the 'BIND Cartel', since it is a collection of companies and individuals. Joffe, Vixie, John Levine et al own or direct Whitehat.com, a spammer. Remember Sanford Wallace? Wallace sent spam and offered anti-spam services; that was a non-starter for many. Vixie, Joffe, Levine et al just stole Wallace's business plan and false-teamed themselves as anti-spammers. What they were really doing was sending spam, and using the MAPS blacklist to detect and interfere with their competitors, and using the credentials with the anti-spam commun and inside information to avoid spam-traps. See http://www.iadl.org/maps/maps-story.html Joffe/Centergate/Bill Manning was the founder of UltraDNS. Manning is also connected to Vixie through PAIX, and to ISC employee Susan Woolf through ISI. Vixie, Conrad, Manning, Woodcock, Curran, Plzak, Ed Lewis, etc all worked together at ARIN, and have had 22 ARIN employees attend NANOG, including the ARIN executive secretary. ARIN is giving NANOG $50,000 checks, even though the Board members have undisclosed conflicts of interest. ARIN resource analysts have (and probably are now) attending NANOG. The resource analysts are the guys who make allocation decisions, so getting chummy with NANOG people is a conflict of interest in the making. So far, I've discovered two cases where ARIN has made allocations in 2 hours. Have they done this before? The answer is yes. The previous scam was AXFR-clarify draft. The draft was presented by the BIND Cartel as not changing the DNS protocol, but in fact did change the protocol. When Dr. Bernstein discovered this, and reported it, Bernstein's email was disrupted and censored. There are other scams that I'm writing up, but this gives you some inkling of what's going on now and what's gone on before. --Dean -- Av8 Internet Prepared to pay a premium for better service? www.av8.net faster, more reliable, better service 617 344 9000