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norwegian
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Re: GoDaddy DNS Outage takes out 1000s of sites+email


I do not know enough on networks, so generally speaking this could be a hardware/software related issue? The person publicizing himself or herself saying they will have to do it again to force GoDaddy's hand to tell the truth maybe just an internal employee looking for a minute of fame?

I guess we will only find out if facts are presented, but to save face as a business, GoDaddy may never want the factual truth published.
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leibold
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said by norwegian:

I do not know enough on networks, so generally speaking this could be a hardware/software related issue?

Assuming that the cause was a bad routing table a partial list of possible reasons includes:

- a bad memory module in the router (hardware)
- a software bug in the router software
- a software bug in GoDaddy's network management software (pushing a bad policy update to one or more routers)
- a GoDaddy employee making a typo and changing the wrong routing policy (or wrong change to the right policy)
- a disgruntled GoDaddy employee intentional making a harmful change to the routing policies
- an outside attacker gaining controlling access to either the router directly or to GoDaddy's network management system

A lot of possibilities and very difficult for an outsider to prove one or the other.
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said by leibold:

said by norwegian:

I do not know enough on networks, so generally speaking this could be a hardware/software related issue?

Assuming that the cause was a bad routing table a partial list of possible reasons includes:

- a bad memory module in the router (hardware)
- a software bug in the router software
- a software bug in GoDaddy's network management software (pushing a bad policy update to one or more routers)
- a GoDaddy employee making a typo and changing the wrong routing policy (or wrong change to the right policy)
- a disgruntled GoDaddy employee intentional making a harmful change to the routing policies
- an outside attacker gaining controlling access to either the router directly or to GoDaddy's network management system

A lot of possibilities and very difficult for an outsider to prove one or the other.

either 3 or 4/5
4 and 5 are one in the same except a hacker would need to penetrate GoDaddy security while a malicious employee would have access already.

It is not impossible that is was unintentional, but where is the drama in bad QC these days?
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