[Dshield] monkeys.com UPL being DDOSed to death

John D. lists at webcrunchers.com
Sat Sep 27 23:27:52 GMT 2003

>On Tue, 2003-09-23 at 13:48, Jon R. Kibler wrote:
>> Greetings to all:
>> I have some really sad news. I just got off the telephone with Ron
>> Guilmette who runs the monkeys.com Unsecured Proxies List DNSBL. I
>> hate to say it, but monkeys.com has been killed. It has been DDOSed to
>> death.
>> This makes two DNSBLs that have been DDOSed to death recently. Which
>> one is next? NJABL? ORDB?
>There has to be a way to eliminate the single-point-of-failure here.
>What if the community sets up a distributed DNS net to serve the DNSRBL
>data? The root server could distribute updates only to secondaries that
>have registered. If there were several hundred secondaries then the zone
>would be harder to kill.
>How many DNS secondaries can one zone be served by?
>I know there are commercial services that provide this. How difficult
>would it be to set up and manage by a community?

If I knew how to reach this guy,   I might be able to help him.
Could someone contact him for me,  and give my contact info?

have him email it to crunch at webcrunchers dot com.


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