refused query on non-query socket from...

Michael Douglass mikedoug at
Tue Feb 5 00:40:45 UTC 2002

I saw someone post mid-january about getting the "refused query on
non-query socket from..." when running the 8.3.0 version.  Someone
responded with the fact that a query was coming in on a port listening
for the response to a recursive query.  Fair enough...  Except that I
know this is not what is happening.

We are having the same problem (with 8.3.0 and 8.3.1 both); except
that these are RESPONSE packets that for some reason 8.3.x is munging
into request packets--or so it would appear.  The IP addresses that
are listed in these sysloged errors are the DNS servers for names
we are trying to resolve.


Michael Douglass
Chief System Engineer
Texas Networking, Inc.  (512-794-7123)

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