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Congratulations Cloudflare :)

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Slavik, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

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  2. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    Very interesting article that! I didn't realise quite what was involved in it all.
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  3. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Same here. I've been looking at Cloudflare - not so much for speed, but for protection. They seem to know their stuff!! (y)
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  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Been following the story since yesterday; makes you wonder if any wider changes will be made because of it.

    Unrelated but my site was DDoS'ed this morning; only for around 15 minutes thankfully.
  5. SilverCircle

    SilverCircle Well-Known Member

    Relatively simple (but dangerous and efficient) dns refelection attacks. Simple, because it doesn't require much knowledge to launch such an attack and dangerous, because you do not need many resources (= own bandwith) either.

    Blame those who are still running open and unsecured name servers for no apparent reason - it's pretty much like depositing a tactical nuke in your backyard, waiting for some bad guy to pick it up.
  6. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    That's a lot of traffic!
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  7. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

  8. shawn

    shawn Well-Known Member

    ... interesting. I had no idea.

    And... added the 'no recursion' options to BIND a few minutes ago. :D
  9. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    ya... That Internet War Apocalypse Is a Lie

    however this.. Egypt catches divers cutting Internet cable amid disruptions
    was actually something to be worried about though

    Another reason why I'll never use Cloudflair
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  10. Jason

    Jason Well-Known Member

    And here's a note from one of their upstream providers, http://cluepon.net/ras/gizmodo. He pretty much confirms my skepticism and says what I was thinking, but in a much more articulate way. :)

    For those that don't know, RAS was co-founder of nLayer (acquired by GTT), which is one of CloudFlare's primary providers.
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  11. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    What have we (once again) learned from this? Gizmodo is made up of tabloid journalists and shouldn't be taken seriously.
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  12. Jason

    Jason Well-Known Member

    That's pretty much tech blogs, in general. Not sure I'd exactly call it journalism. But in this case, Gizmodo had a better piece than just about every other media site covering the story (which simply took CloudFlare's article and ran with it uncritically).

    It also didn't help that CloudFlare went with a sensationalist headline for their blog entry.
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  13. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Gizmodo is one of the worst though :p.

    I stopped paying attention to them years ago, and pretty much all of the Gawker sites in general. I still follow io9, but I pretty much just skim headlines for the few that I actually care about.
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  14. Jason

    Jason Well-Known Member

    Same here, and I'm sure we're not missing much!

    I actually didn't read the Gizmodo piece until I after I came across and read RAS' response, heh.
  15. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    Not for nothing...his note was easier to understand and follow than most of the random stories covering this event..
  16. Jason

    Jason Well-Known Member

    Agreed. He did a great job with his write up, keeping it in laymen's terms for those who don't do much advanced networking, and considering the attack itself was blown out of proportion. Aside from CloudFlare tooting it's own horn (and hats off to them, it's great marketing), incremental increases in the *bps record just isn't all that interesting, by itself -- more natural progression if anything.

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