OARC Seeking Physical Office Services

Submitted by keith on Fri, 09/30/2016 - 14:42

OARC's legal entity does business in California, and our physical infrastructure and finances are run from the San Francisco Bay area. Due to a recent change in arrangements, OARC is seeking a new provider of physical office services in the area, effective immediately.

We're seeking a number of things, they need not all come from the same organization, but OARC Members local to the area are preferred if possible:

Mitigating DNS Denial of Service Attacks

The DNS protocol is, unfortunately, an effective Denial-of-Service attack vector for a few reasons:
  • DNS generally uses the connectionless User Datagram Protocol (UDP) as its transport.
  • Many autonomous systems allow source-spoofed packets to enter their network.
  • There is no shortage of Open Resolvers on the Internet.
These three factors mean that attackers can create large amounts of unwanted response packets by reflecting DNS queries off open resolvers. In such an attack, a DNS query is generated with spoofed source IP addresses belonging to the victim. You can help reduce the effectiveness of these attacks by following the recommendations described below: