Tightened DNS security question re: DNS amplification attacks.

Matthew Huff mhuff at ox.com
Tue Jan 27 14:04:19 CST 2009


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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