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Re: Anycast 101
- From: Douglas K. Fischer
- Date: Thu Dec 23 13:18:06 2004
On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 17:18:12 PST, Crist Clark said:One of the most common misconceptions I've encountered and had heated
debates with some would-be admins is the belief that the only "proper"
use of 53/tcp for DNS is for zone transfers. For that reason they
explicitly block 53/tcp in their firewalls. Same thing with that good
old misconception that all forms of ICMP are evil and should be blocked.
Into a UDP response. A resolver will recieve the first 512 bytes of the
It happens *all* *the* *time* (probably just as often as sites that block
truncated response and may then use TCP to get the complete response...
unless there is a firewall blocking 53/tcp in the way. But how often
does that happpen?
all ICMP including 'frag needed' and wonder why PMTU Discovery breaks and
The *real* operational problem is that almost 100% of the time that there's
a firewall blocking 53/tcp, the person running the firewall is (a) unaware
that it's blocking it and (b) doesn't even realize that DNS *can* use TCP....
Quite often, there's even a "(c) they don't even know they have a firewall" just
to make things really interesting.
Life would be so much easier if we only had the source code...