Speaking to Wired News via Skype, project founder Yahel Ben-David said that while the distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the Tibetan Technology Center website appeared to come from IP addresses from a number of places around the world, they began immediately after scans from an IP address in China.Link. Image: Inside the Tibetan Technology Center's server room, an uninterruptible power supply buzzes loudly the morning after a big storm knocked out electricity. (Photo: © 2006, Xeni Jardin). Ben-David says the mesh network itself was unaffected by today's reported attack.
“There was no immediately evident single source for the attack, but it started right after an extensive series of China-based scans,” said Ben-David.
The tibtec.org website was featured in a Wired News story published on Thursday about the group's efforts to build a wireless mesh network serving Tibetan exiles. The site is built with Drupal, and runs on Apache.
Previously on BoingBoing: Wireless Binds Tibetan Exiles. Update: Ben-David said by email, "Here is the WHOIS information about the IPs involved in the attack." Info follows after the jump.
whois 126.96.36.199 [Querying whois.apnic.net] [whois.apnic.net] % [whois.apnic.net node-1] % Whois data copyright terms http://www.apnic.net/db/dbcopyright.html inetnum: 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206 netname: CHINANET-IDC-BJ country: CN descr: CHINANET Beijing province network descr: China Telecom descr: No.31,jingrong street descr: Beijing 100032 admin-c: CH93-AP tech-c: HC55-AP remarks: hostmaster is not for spam complaint, remarks: please send spam complaint to email@example.com mnt-by: MAINT-CHINANET mnt-lower: MAINT-CHINATELECOM-BJ status: ALLOCATED NON-PORTABLE changed: firstname.lastname@example.org 20030620 changed: email@example.com 20050715 source: APNIC person: Chinanet Hostmaster nic-hdl: CH93-AP e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org address: No.31 ,jingrong street,beijing address: 100032 phone: +86-10-58501724 fax-no: +86-10-58501724 country: CN changed: email@example.com 20051212 mnt-by: MAINT-CHINANET source: APNIC person: Hostmaster of Beijing Telecom corporation CHINA TELECOM nic-hdl: HC55-AP e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org address: Beijing Telecom address: No. 107 XiDan Beidajie, Xicheng District Beijing phone: +86-010-58503461 fax-no: +86-010-58503054 country: cn changed: email@example.com 20040115 mnt-by: MAINT-CHINATELECOM-BJ source: APNIC
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