[linux-elitists] The last straw [VeriSign]

Karsten M. Self kmself@ix.netcom.com
Wed Sep 17 03:18:28 PDT 2003


on Wed, Sep 17, 2003 at 01:46:02AM -0700, Aaron Lehmann (aaronl@vitelus.com) wrote:
> I'm very upset about the latest prank they decided to pull.
> Conventional wisdom would indicate that there's nothing I can do and
> changes are only going to be further downhill from here.
> 
> Most of us live near the VeriSign headquarters. Is there a way we can
> use this to our advantage?
> 
> For now, people should patch their DNS servers to cancel out this
> trick, preferably on large recursive servers. See
> http://achurch.org/bind-verisign-patch.html and
> http://www.imperialviolet.org/dnsfix.html. Rumor has it that Vixie and
> the ISC are working on a better BIND patch, too. I sure hope they use
> it on F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.

That's no rumor:

    http://www.merit.edu/mail.archives/nanog/msg13794.html

    * From: Paul Vixie
    * Date: Wed Sep 17 00:18:24 2003 

    isc's patch is running internally.  if anyone wants to try out our
    public recursive server, it's name is F.6TO4-SERVERS.NET, and it's
    running the patch.  (we'll release it as soon as we get done with
    some release engineering goo.) ((no fair declaring a forward zone
    for com/net pointing at us, by the way.))


> Another URL of possible interest is
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=211122.


I'm attaching a tarball that's fallen into my hands.  Sample output may
be found at the "Verisign" links on my homepage.

Peace.

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