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Re: Malicious DNS request?
At 11:26 AM -0400 2005-05-12, Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:
The original question from Joe Shen said that a remote computer was asking questions about certain servers, but did not specify whether or not the "remote computer" in question was a customer. Gadi's response was to refuse to answer requests for domains that you don't own, which didn't address the issue of whether or not the "remote computer" was a customer, or what kind of server that Joe was running.It's often suggested that you have *two* DNS setups - one that only answers requests from inside for recursion and caching, and an authoritative one that faces out and refuses to recurse.
Your answer is the complete and correct one, at least for the technical issue of how you should br running your nameservers so that you avoid external abuse and reduce the probability of having your DNS servers compromised.
It's taken us a while to get to this correct and complete answer, however.
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