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Anycast Technology Effectiveness in Recent DNS Attack

During the attack, which lasted almost eight hours, six of the 13 root servers that form the foundation of the Internet's DNS were targeted, ICANN said. However, only two were noticeably affected. These two did not have Anycast installed because the technology was still being tested, ICANN said.

"With the Anycast technology apparently proven, it is likely that the remaining roots--D, E, G, H and L--will move over soon," ICANN said. The letters refer to the five of the 13 official root DNS servers that do not yet have Anycast installed.

Read full story: CNET News

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Re: Anycast Technology Effectiveness in Recent DNS Attack By David A. Ulevitch  –  Mar 09, 2007 8:29 pm PDT

There's another article over at Dark Reading that has a bit more commentary that might actually start a discussion.

The CNET News.com article is just a rehash of the original release.

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