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Re: DNS entry abuse question

  • From: Henry Linneweh
  • Date: Fri Mar 19 13:44:25 1999

Interesting that this came up, was just reading an article that
pointed me in this direction. http://www.toad.com/~dnssec/

Henry R. Linneweh


Joe Shaw wrote:

> I honestly don't think there's much you can do regarding someone else
> pointing an A record at one of your machines if you don't run DNS for the
> domain that the A record is coming from.  Now, you could just make it part
> of your acceptable use policy or student handbook that it's not acceptable
> to be doing things like that with possible penalities (expulsion, things
> like that).  But really, is the offense such that it warrants drastic
> action?
>
> --
> Joseph W. Shaw - jshaw@insync.net
> Freelance Computer Security Consultant and Perl Programmer
> Free UNIX advocate - "I hack, therefore I am."
>
> On Fri, 19 Mar 1999, Peter Day wrote:
>
> >
> > We recently discovered that bee.net DNS is pointing the name molvis.org at
> > our main web server, www.emory.edu, without our permission. The billing
> > contact for molvis.org is a student at Emory.
> >
> > Although we can contact bee.net and the student to address this violation
> > of our policy, my question is whether there is anything we can do in
> > general to prevent people from pointing DNS names at computers at Emory
> > without our permission. Presumably there is great opportunity for mischief
> > here, in that someone could register a domain name such as emorysucks.org
> > and point it at our web site.
> >
> > If this is the wrong place to ask this question, please accept my apology
> > and suggest an alternate place.
> >
> > Thanks for any advice you can give.
> >
> > Peter Day
> > Emory.edu administrative contact
> > Information Technology Division
> > N. Decatur Bldg Suite 300      | E-mail: ospwd@emory.edu
> > Emory University               | PHONE:  +1 404 727-7678
> > Atlanta, GA 30322              | FAX:    +1 404 727-0817
> >






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