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Tightened DNS security question re: DNS amplification attacks.
From: Matthew Huff <mhuff () ox com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 15:04:19 -0500

Given the recent DNS amplification attacks, I've audit and updated our
authoritative servers. We are using 9.6.0-P1 now. I've been using the cyrmu
templates, but one thing I see is that the dns queries to the . hint file
are still occuring and are not being denied by our servers. For example:

27-Jan-2009 15:00:22.963 queries: client 64.57.246.146#64176: view
external-in: query: . IN NS +
27-Jan-2009 15:00:23.118 queries: client 64.57.246.146#33146: view
external-in: query: . IN NS +

the named.conf has:

...
...
...

view "external-in" in {
  match-clients { any; };
  recursion no;
  additional-from-auth no;
  additional-from-cache no;

  zone "." in {
    type hint;
    file "db.cache";
  };
...
...

since you can't put a "allow-query { none; };" in a hint zone, what can I do
to deny the query to the . zone file?



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Matthew Huff       | One Manhattanville Rd
OTA Management LLC | Purchase, NY 10577
http://www.ox.com  | Phone: 914-460-4039
aim: matthewbhuff  | Fax:   914-460-4139

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