netiquette & zone transfers

Otavio Exel oexel at
Wed Mar 22 20:56:55 UTC 2000

> On 21 Mar 2000 09:40:50 -0800, oexel at (Otavio Exel)
> wrote:
> >
> >am I doing something wrong that I'm no aware of?
> >is it really such a crime to attempt unauthorized zone transfers?
> >is there a related document I should/could read?

Lincoln Yeoh <lyeoh at> wrote:
> Just wondering, how do you tell whether you are authorised to transfer
> zones or not? I mean if ls -d works, aren't you authorised to do it?
> e.g.  it's a service which the dns admin was generous to provide. Zone
> transfers should be off by default, then if they are on, it means it's
> allowed.

it was not allowed and in fact I got an error message; but the very fact
that I *tried* lead the .br admins to suspect that I was a hacker trying
to use the hostnames in attacks and scans; very embarassing..


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