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Re: DNS entry abuse question

  • From: Sanjay Dani
  • Date: Fri Mar 19 15:26:53 1999


You can partly address this by affecting some of the services.

You can configure your HTTP/1.1 server to blackhole queries for
molvis.org.

The telnet/ftp services do not give such flexibility (of configuring
per "name" that maps to the IP address the service responds to).

>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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