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DNS Poisoning is not a show stopper
Authored by: asxless on Jul 10, '02 01:38:55AM

DNS Poisoning is a problem but it does not have to be a show stopper since you can avoiding DNS poisoning hacks and verify that the pages and downloads are coming from the correct machine, by bypassing DNS and using the valid IP#s.

For example, the link to the OS X 10.1.5 update is on....
http://www.info.apple.com/support/downloads.html
where:
www.info.apple.com internet address = 17.112.147.32
www.info.apple.com internet address = 17.112.147.33
www.info.apple.com internet address = 17.112.147.34

the download is kicked off from...
download.info.apple.com internet address = 17.112.147.90
download.info.apple.com internet address = 17.112.147.91

and the actual download is from...
a1568.g.akamai.net internet address = 65.65.70.235
a1568.g.akamai.net internet address = 65.65.70.234

What I do is the substitute the real IP#s in the URLs to avoid using DNS servers and verify that the pages/downloads are coming from the correct machine.

asxless in iLand



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