Key Internet Registry Weathers Serious DDoS Assault

    Date07 Mar 2003
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    2885
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Internet registry RIPE (Réseaux IP Européens) yesterday reported its services were back to normal, after it became the victim of a serious DDoS at the end of last month. All but a tenth of traffic sent to RIPE failed to . . . Internet registry RIPE (Réseaux IP Européens) yesterday reported its services were back to normal, after it became the victim of a serious DDoS at the end of last month. All but a tenth of traffic sent to RIPE failed to reach the registry during the two and a half hour duration of the attack on February 27. The distributed ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol) echo attack left RIPE's DNS, Whois and FTP services unavailable during the duration of the attack, between 14:00 and 16:30 GMT on February 27. RIPE's Web site was also affected.

    All these services are now back to normal.

    In a statement RIPE's Network Coordination Centre (NCC) explains "the attack caused various congestion related problems for the RIPE NCC's network to the extent that our BGP [Border Gateway Protocol, an important routing protocol] sessions were affected, and non-ICMP traffic was being randomly dropped."

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