Worldnic DNS server outage teaches lesson…



Incidents.org has a post on a DNS server outage for Worldnic. Which effects a number of Network Solutions customers. Apparently they’re aware of the problem and are working on a fix. It doesn’t affect EVERY Network Solutions customer, there are some specifics…

To clarify the impact to the casual reader:

Not all customers of Network Solutions are affected.

No root or TLD servers are known to reside on these machines.

It’s “just” individual domains that are affected, but it might be a lot of them.

Only domains that have all their namervers on these machines will have significant impact.


What I think is most interesting about this is the following….

There is a lesson to learn for those affected and those designing solutions. Do not put all your DNS servers on the same hardware, the same connections, the same location, … , the same management. Diversity is the key to success.

This is something I think ultimately is critical to internet security, heterogenious (spelling?) (mixed) networks ultimately offer a better more robust work environment. As long as they use standard protocols to talk to each other, with mixed networks (software and hardware and connections and locations) you are less likely to see everyone affected by the same problem. (Always have a plan B and if plan B is identical to A, it’s not another plan….)

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • Florida leads in Sony Rootkit infections.... According to the securityfix, Florida leads the nation in the number of networks with signs of computers infested with the sony rootkit. In total, 12,588 networks in Florida seem to have computers with the rootkit. Now, these numbers could reflect as few as one machine per network.... or as many......
  • Network Security - Arp spoofing So.... what is arp spoofing (poisoning).... and what are it's implications? ARP spoofing involves tricking a machine into thinking that you're machine is, yet another. Let's put this in IP address terms. Let's say that 192.168.0.1 is the default gatway on the network and 192.168.0.150 is our target. We are......
  • Zeroshell Livecd - providing main network services http://www.zeroshell.net/eng/ is an interesting bundle of linux designed to be an out of the box network service swiss army knife of sorts. Here are the network services that it provides.... Kerberos 5 authentication, LDAP, NIS, Radius authentication, x509 certificate authority, unix and windows compatible active directory services, router, implements bridging......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • My Scary Health Insurance Choices I figured since it was Halloween l would post about something really scary...My Health Insurance Options and Premiums.  Considering it is open enrollment for season I am sure most people are facing the same decisions. My Health Insurance In the 3 years I have been writing on My Journey to......
  • Network Marketing - How To Be A Good Sponsor (Part 3) Network Marketing -  Being A Real Mentor [/caption] If there is one thing that has frustrated me online it is all the hype.  It seems everyone online has the new best gizmo in town. Some in the network marketing industry realize that in order to see real duplication in there......
  • D-Link Announced 2 new 2-Bay Network Storage Devices Two new Network Storage Devices from D-Link D-Link today announced that its ShareCenter® 2-Bay Network Storage devices, the DNS-320 and DNS-325, are now available. Building off of the successful DNS-321 and DNS-323, the new DNS-320 and DNS-325 provide centralized storage, enabling consumers to easily share documents, files and digital media......
www.pdf24.org    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site