DNS Attacks

bruce bedouglas at earthlink.net
Fri Jul 25 17:02:57 UTC 2008

As I understand the issue. The issue is one of being able to poison the DNS
app on the DNS server. There's not really much the casual user can do, aside
from switching to another DNS/IP address that's safe. But the rub is, do you
really know if the DNS/IP you're switching to is safe!

The best approach, would probably be a system to allow you to poll a few DNS
servers, and to take the returned ip address that comes back from the most
of them as the "correct" ip address!! but this isn't implemented anywhere as
far as i know....


-----Original Message-----
From: fedora-list-bounces at redhat.com
[mailto:fedora-list-bounces at redhat.com]On Behalf Of Mikkel L. Ellertson
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2008 9:56 AM
To: For users of Fedora
Subject: Re: DNS Attacks

ksh shrm wrote:
> Is there anything we all care about.
> We are normal users who don't have any server at home.
> Just a PC with internet connection to surf.
> adios
I guess there era a lot of abnormal users on this list them. And it
is a concern even if you do not run a name server, because you could
find yourself going to a web site other then the one you wanted.


A:  Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q:  Why is top-posting a bad thing?

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