DNS Lookup - Filter "localhost"

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Tue Nov 18 10:25:28 UTC 2014

Radke, Justin <jradke at canbytel.com> wrote:
> 2. Do you have an actual localhost zone that issues

Yes. I think this is best practice though it isn't required by RFC 6303
and isn't set up by default in BIND like the empty reverse DNS zones.

> 3. Do you block >512 Bytes DNS requests?

512 byte requests are unlikely to be valid. Blocking >512 byte answers
breaks the DNS.

> 4. Do you block non-UDP DNS requests or rate-limit requests?

Blocking TCP requests breaks the DNS. See RFC 5966.

> 5. Anything else you block/filter on your DNS servers?

Have a look at these slides, especially the last 12 on mitigating abuse of
recursive servers.


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