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Re: UDP packet/DNS server

  • From: Roeland M.J. Meyer
  • Date: Tue Sep 29 00:28:01 1998

At 06:28 PM 9/28/98 -0700, Stephen Stuart wrote:
>> To reiterate the question posed by the original poster, (donning asbestos),
>> why is this bad?
>
>If you use a "*" as a label for an NS record, you will answer with a
>referral for any label. *Any* label, not just the ones for which you
>completed the receiving end of the zone cut. Think of it as the
>ultimate lame delegation.

Speaking of lame delegations, this has been polluting my syslog files lately;

>Sep 28 18:42:27 falcon named[12943]: Lame server on 'ns3.above.net' (in
'above.net'?): [128.9.0.107].53 'b.root-servers.net': learnt (A=".",NS=".")  
>Sep 28 18:42:27 falcon named[12943]: Lame server on 'ns3.above.net' (in
'above.net'?): [192.33.4.12].53 'c.root-servers.net': learnt (A=".",NS=".")  
>Sep 28 18:42:28 falcon named[12943]: Lame server on 'ns3.above.net' (in
'above.net'?): [128.8.10.90].53 'd.root-servers.net': learnt (A=".",NS=".")  
>Sep 28 18:42:28 falcon named[12943]: Lame server on 'ns3.above.net' (in
'above.net'?): [192.203.230.10].53 'e.root-servers.net': learnt
(A=".",NS=".")  
>Sep 28 18:42:28 falcon named[12943]: Lame server on 'ns3.above.net' (in
'above.net'?): [192.36.148.17].53 'i.root-servers.net': learnt
(A=".",NS=".")  
>Sep 28 18:42:28 falcon named[12943]: Lame server on 'ns3.above.net' (in
'above.net'?): [192.5.5.241].53 'f.root-servers.net': learnt (A=".",NS=".")  
>


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