Sunday, February 1, 2004

Required to act?

NetCraft has a semi-serious article which presents the various options for SCO to take to prevent damage that's supposed to occur in tomorrow's scheduled attack on their website.

The only viable solution at this point in time is #5: set the A record to localhost.

My question is: what if they DON'T set the A record (even temporarily) to 127.0.0.1? Any other solution will cause extremely heavy (if not overwhelming) traffic on the Internet. Are we going to see a class-action suit for lack of due diligence?