Why DDos attack didn't bring down the net

by admin March 12, 2007 at 1:57 pm

Icann reveals tech that saved the servers…

An attack in early February on key parts of the backbone of the internet had little effect thanks to new protection technology, according to a report.

The distributed denial of service attack on the Domain Name System (DNS) proved the effectiveness of the Anycast load-balancing system, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann) said in a document published last week. Icann regulates internet domain name and address registration and operates one of the main so-called root DNS servers.

According to the document: “The internet sustained a significant distributed denial of service attack, originating from the Asia-Pacific region but stood up to it.” It attributed the internet’s fortitude to Anycast’s routing of traffic to the nearest server.

Full article: silicon.com