Re: Unapproved updatesFrom: Phil Brutsche (email@example.com)
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Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 11:50:45 -0600 (CST) From: Phil Brutsche <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Fab Siciliano <email@example.com> Subject: Re: Unapproved updates Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.firstname.lastname@example.org>
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far way, someone said...
> Hey everybody,
> I just recently started seeing all these unapproved updates hitting my
> dns server in /var/log/messages. Is this a security risk?
> Do I need to allow updates if it's a secondary dns server?
> If I don't allow updates, then there would be no point to direct users
> to it...right? Because it wouldn't be caching other hosts' info. Am I
> right on this or WAY OFF? Thanks,
In a way it's totally harmless: some misconfigured Win2k systems are
trying to update their information in DNS, which they (obviously) don't
have the access rights to do.
It is *damn* annoying, however.