Re: FW: [Full-Disclosure] Question for DNS pros

From: Frank Knobbe (
Date: 08/04/04

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    Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2004 18:20:52 -0500

    On Tue, 2004-08-03 at 17:52, Frank Knobbe wrote:

    > - SBC in Irvine
      --> couldn't confirm that one
    > - Logical US-AWS NAP through Internap
      --> (match)
    > - SBC Interactive through PacBell
      --> (match)
    > - CERFnet
      --> (match)
    > - Level 3
      --> (match)

    (match means it is the exact same traffic, just a low volume, between 3
    and 10 packets total).

    It appears all these are DNS servers. They also all respond to queries
    for "." with the list of root servers. That means that they are

    Perhaps there is a 0-day exploit for certain DNS servers? Maybe those
    DNS servers have a worm that is trying to spread? Maybe seeded from
    China? Otherwise, why would AT&T's name server be sending out probes?

    The mystery deepens...



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