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GoDaddy is attacked by Anonymous. Any way to bypass the DDoS to access email? We have all our email hosted and need access to it to operate.

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closed as off topic by slhck Sep 10 '12 at 20:17

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No you just have to wait it out... – Not Kyle stop stalking me Sep 10 '12 at 19:14
Sorry, but this isn't related to either computer hardware or software and a very localized issue. You'll have to wait and see. – slhck Sep 10 '12 at 20:20
@slhck - Well, let me start with you are wrong. Localized? How about "53 million sites affected"? Computer software? How about a DNS server. The DNS server resolves the domain name into the IP address which could have possibly bypassed this DDoS. Although I had not realized it at the time, there is a way to bypass the DNS by pinging the domain, SECURESERVER.NET in this instance, and then directly connecting through that IP. I did wait and see, but closing this all by yourself was egregious. – Travis J Sep 11 '12 at 16:43
When referring to "computer software", we're talking about software running on your own computer – things under your control. DDoS attacks against corporate DNS providers are way beyond our scope, which focuses on home computer usage. Plus, the answers you were receiving already suggested there was not much to do about it, talking about the merits of cloud services but not really providing an actual answer. This issue is still very localized in the sense that it's not even an issue today anymore, right? – slhck Sep 11 '12 at 17:18
That being said: If you could reshape the question to become broader, i.e. asking what to do if websites or mail services become offline due to DNS outages, that would be a better fit, I guess. I'm sure we have a few questions covering similar situations already, like Can I rely on my own DNS server in case of a global DNS blackout?, but that way the question would be applicable to a broader audience in any event. It would also be great if you could then answer your own question with your experiences – I'd be happy to reopen it then. – slhck Sep 11 '12 at 17:20

It's wrong to suggest that one needs to have e-mail hosted by GoDaddy or that this "illustrates the drawbacks of cloud services": if someone DDoSes your DNS provider, you're hosed, full stop. Doesn't matter where what other services are hosted because no one can resolve where they are amongst the Intertubes without DNS.

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Even if its hosted locally you will still have an issue. My Company for example hosts our email locally but because the dns servers are down when an email is sent it cannot resolve the domain thus still killing email.

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If they had a local mail server (& dns servers) they would be able to send mail internally (locally only). – Logman Sep 10 '12 at 20:18

Most likely not.

Although Im not 100% positive that GoDaddy hosts their mail servers, your problem suggests that they are.

This is a perfect example of the drawbacks of cloud services. If it is absolutely imperative to have access to your mail, host it locally or go with a more robust service that can handle DDos attacks.

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Some of GoDaddy's DNS servers were taken out as well. As a note, anonymous took down Amazon's cloud, would you say that isn't robust either? – Travis J Sep 10 '12 at 19:17
Sigh, some of my favorite websites are down :( – Keltari Sep 10 '12 at 19:22

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