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Author Topic: Recent DDoS attack on DNS: A strong case for Namecoin-type protocols?  (Read 1182 times)
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October 22, 2016, 08:17:14 AM
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Would namecoin or something decentralized have prevented this attack?
https://www.wired.com/2016/10/internet-outage-ddos-dns-dyn/

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October 22, 2016, 10:49:26 AM
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The only way you fight power is with power, the more nodes your opponent has for an attack the more ram you need, centalized or distributed.
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October 22, 2016, 11:13:28 AM
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I have made a topic about something similar to this a while back but it was buried...

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October 24, 2016, 07:58:03 AM
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Would namecoin or something decentralized have prevented this attack?
https://www.wired.com/2016/10/internet-outage-ddos-dns-dyn/
DNS is decentralised by design. Run your own server and these things won't impact you. In regards to Namecoin, the network is too small (173 Nodes) to withstand DoS attacks. If Namecoin nodes were Incentivised more people would run them.
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October 24, 2016, 02:57:01 PM
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DNS is decentralised by design. Run your own server and these things won't impact you. In regards to Namecoin, the network is too small (173 Nodes) to withstand DoS attacks. If Namecoin nodes were Incentivised more people would run them.

Namecoin- Dot-Bit-enabled websites are immune to these problems, because instead of the phone book being a corporation or government, the digital phonebook is on your own computer. Bitcoin technology ensures that every user in the world has the same phonebook data on their computer, without anyone being able to illegitimately change that phonebook data.(https://bit.namecoin.org/)

And why do we need a many Namecoin nodes?


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October 25, 2016, 07:20:18 AM
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That is interesting, how DNS master key is managed and secured: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/feb/28/seven-people-keys-worldwide-internet-security-web
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November 03, 2016, 09:15:15 AM
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Yes, that is indeed scary.
Until you realize that you can just skip domain names and use IP's directly.
Ofcourse any convenience disappears with it, but alas.... DNS is just here for convenience.

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