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RE: large organization nameservers sending icmp packets to dns servers.
- From: william(at)elan.net
- Date: Wed Aug 08 19:13:24 2007
On Tue, 7 Aug 2007, Donald Stahl wrote:
Then most are incredibly stupid.
All things being equal (which they're usually not) you could use the ACK
response time of the TCP handshake if they've got TCP DNS resolution
available. Though again most don't for security reasons...
Several anti DoS utilities force unknown hosts to initiate a query via TCP in
order to be whitelisted. If the host can't perform a TCP query then they get
How is that an "anti DoS" technique when you actually need to return an
answer via UDP in order to force next request via TCP? Or is this techinque
based on premise that an attacker will not spoof packets and thus will send
flood of DNS requests to server from same IP (set of ips)? If so the result
would be that attacker could in fact use TCP just as well as UDP.