Best Princess Celestia: But we write headlines just for click farming.
ZAZ: Do click through to the Guardian article.
China White Tea: Jesus, what a horseshiat article that was.
Joe USer: DNS is the Achilles heel of the Internet.
Dinki: Joe USer: DNS is the Achilles heel of the Internet.Yes it's a major weakness, a flaw that once exploited can reek havoc upon the entire world. Or so we've been told since pretty much the beginning of the internet. Strangely enough, all those predictions of an impending DNS based collapse have never come true. Could it be that the people claiming that DNS is an Achilles heal don't really know what they are talking about?
The_Time_Master: Jesus Christ, you computer ignorant people are so farking gullible.The internet doesn't work that way!Do you fill out a ID 10 T form when you take your car to the mechanic to add bearing grease to the wheels to improve your MPG?
cannotsuggestaname: if DNS stopped working completely today then the interwebs would still operate, but it wouldn't be as easy to do things.also that article sucked. The Guardian article was better.
dragonchild: Joe USer: DNS is the Achilles heel of the Internet.If the Internet was a millipede, sure.The very notion of an internet is a distributed network, no single point of failure. Sites and servers fail but the Internet itself is almost impossible to bring down. The DNS system is certainly one of the big pieces of it, but by no means does that make it an easy way to bring down the Internet.People get the impression that the Internet is fragile, but the severity and frequency of the issues experienced in the U.S. is in fact due to spectacularly corrupt, greedy, incompetent and downright horrifying mismanagement. And even then it's not like the entire Internet is compromised. It's like trying to neglect a person to death -- it's possible and it happens, but in reality it's actually pretty darn tough to do. You have to go all the way to abusive to succeed, not that they aren't trying.
cannotsuggestaname: I kick my Network Engineers in the nads every time they want to use DNS in their ACLs. No, stop being lazy. Go find the netblock you need and put it in there so if anything ever happens to DNS you can still do your work. Oh you are sad that there are multiple blocks and ranges that you need to make rules to? Too farking bad, do your jerb.Like I said things would still work but it wouldn't be easy for most people.
Joe USer: If someone wanted to damage or control huge parts of the Internet, DNS would be the way to do it.
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