Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×
The Internet

Submission + - Could Anonymous bring down the web?

EliSowash writes: "I once heard Anonymous described as "a handful of geniuses surrounded by a legion of idiots.” But, they've made it pretty clear they intend to "shut down the internet" on March 31 in what they call Operation Global Blackout. Their "plan" is to knock out the 13 root DNS servers. Seems easy enough, right? The IP addresses are published, there's only 13, seems a prime target for a DDoS.

But, as Cricket Liu explaints , the real world just ain't that easy. The boffins that manage the root DNS servers have designed a fault tolerant and resiliant infrastructure. Those 13 IP addresses actually represent about 280 individual name servers, unicasting across the internet in such a way that a DDoS is practically impossible."
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Could Anonymous bring down the web?

Comments Filter:

"You show me an American who can keep his mouth shut and I'll eat him." -- Newspaperman from Frank Capra's _Meet_John_Doe_

Working...