Re: DNS Question

From: Adam Kujawski (
Date: 08/13/01

Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 14:40:35 -0400 (EDT)
From: Adam Kujawski <>
Subject: Re: DNS Question
Message-ID: <>

If you disable recursion, your clients will have delays in resolving
name lookups. The best solutions would be to permit recursion only for
certain IP address ranges.

For bind, something like this should work:

options {
        recursion yes;
        allow-recursion {
      ; // localhost
      ; // local LAN
      ; // etc...


On Fri, 10 Aug 2001 wrote:

> Dear friends,
> I have a little question regarding DNS, can you help me??
> Since an intrusion test was made at my network, people are talking about
> recursion in DNS. The IT specialists that did the test told me that my DNS
> do recursive queries and its a vulnerability. Im authoritative for some
> zones and the server resolve names for some clients.
> If I disable recursion on my servers, am I going to have any trouble???
> Thanks in advance,
> Victor

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