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Re: what the heck do i do now?

  • From: Paul Vixie
  • Date: Thu Feb 01 16:10:23 2007

[email protected] (Jon Lewis) writes:

> As for trying to "make it stop", the two methods thought to be most 
> successful are:
> 1)	604800	IN	NS	.

i've tried that.  the retry rate actually goes up rather than down.

> 2)	604800	IN	NS
>	604800	IN	NS
>	604800	IN	NS
>     ... [as many as you like]
>		604800	IN	A
>		604800	IN	A
>		604800	IN	A
>     ... [as many as you like]

i hadn't thought of that.  i'll think seriously about it, thanks.

> Successful here doesn't necessarily mean "the traffic stopped" but rather 
> the traffic has been mitigated as much as is possible without actually 
> getting people to fix their systems and stop querying the dead zone.

right you are.  it sort of goes against my personal grain to cause folks'
mail to bounce when their only offense against the community is not reading
the qmail man page and understanding the what the defaults are.
Paul Vixie