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Re: what the heck do i do now?

  • From: Jon Lewis
  • Date: Thu Feb 01 16:42:18 2007

On Thu, 1 Feb 2007, Paul Vixie wrote:

1) 604800 IN NS .

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

That's pretty messed up. I've tested both the strategies I suggested, and at least with both bind9 and DJB's dnscache, the caching name server will cache the NS, and in this (.) case, it won't ask the auth server(s) again for any subsequent queries in the former DNSBL zone (until the data expires from the cache). You must be getting hit by some seriously broken DNS caches. I don't have them handy to test, but I wonder what bind8 and bind4 do? After all, the sorts of people who setup servers to use a DNSBL 8 years ago and forgot about it, are the sorts who might still be running really old DNS server software.

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.

I prefer this method since it's non-destructive, but much more likely to be noticed than the immediate failure the queriers get with the . method.

 Jon Lewis                   |  I route
 Senior Network Engineer     |  therefore you are
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