Jared Mauch jared at puck.nether.net
Tue Jan 28 19:16:09 UTC 2014

On Jan 28, 2014, at 1:50 PM, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:

> On Tue, 28 Jan 2014 08:06:31 -0500, Jared Mauch said:
>>  52731 ASN7922
>> It includes IP address where you send a DNS packet to it and another IP address responds to the query, e.g.:
>> The data only includes those where the “source-ASN” and “dest-asn” of these packets don’t match.
> Hang on Jared, I'm trying to wrap my head around this.  You're saying that
> AS7922 has over 50K IP addresses which, if you send a DNS query to that IP,
> you get an answer back from *an entirely different ASN*? How the heck does
> *that* happen?


> Hmm.. Comcast.  Anybody over there have an explanation what's going on there?

Most of these devices are CPE that perform DNS redirection/proxy wrong because they didn't constrain their udp/53 rule in iptables to only work on the "inside" interface.  They then send the packet to their configured DNS server (eg: and rewrite the source address in the packet to be the IP address of the OpenResolverProject.org scanning server.  They then spoof me to and I get the response from there.

I have a unique QNAME per-IP i send, so I can decrypt/decode this to get the original destination to detect this.

I mentioned this in the past, so please don't act so surprised :)


- Jared

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