[nSLUG] EastLink hijacking DNS

Michael Gillie mikegpc at gmail.com
Sat Oct 31 13:13:47 ADT 2009


I'm sorry, But since when does Eastlink have the authority to start this
kind of illicit activity?




On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 12:38 PM, Mike Spencer <mspencer at tallships.ca>wrote:

>
> On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 09:05:55AM -0300, Eri Ramos Bastos wrote:
>
> erb> I just noticed that EastLink is now hijacking DNS.
>
> There was some discussion of this on hfx.general when someone there
> noticed.
>
> Hatem Nassrat opined:
>
> hn> In any case there is an opt out link you can click on, I find that
> hn> took away most of the anger I had.
>
> Yeah, right.  I suspect you're more even-tempered than I am.  I'm not
> even an Eastlink user and I'm pretty grumpy about it. :-) Network
> Solutions tried this a while back and got a boot to the head.
>
> erb> My question for you is: If they decide to keep this up, do I have
> erb> options? What about alliant and rogers? do they have the same
> erb> stupid policy in place?
>
> Apparently (supeficial scroot) it's not uniformly distributed but this
> guy [1] says that Bell and Rogers are doing it.  If Bell is doing it,
> it's only a matter of time for Aliant, no?
>
> It's not clear to me what the "opt-out" does but it's
> allegedly volatile and reverts.  One of these guys [2] suggests a
> bash scrip <- cron to re-opt him out every minute or similar.
>
> I know a tech at Eatslink.  I'll have to ask him what he's hearing.
>
>
> - Mike
>
>
> [1]
>
>
> http://www.josesandoval.com/2009/07/block-bells-or-rogerss-dns-hijacking.html
>
> [2] http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r23189352-Eastlink-DNS-Hijacking
>
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