Blackhole DNS

Nate Campi nate at
Fri Feb 22 01:09:28 UTC 2002

On Fri, Feb 22, 2002 at 11:52:53AM +1100, Mark.Andrews at wrote:
> 	You have missed the whole point of the question.  It is
> 	irrelvent whether packet with RFC 1918 addresses are forwarded
> 	through the Internet or not.
> > On Thu, Feb 21, 2002 at 09:59:49PM +0000, Martin Stewart wrote:
> > > When a server is being accessed by clients with private addresses 
> > > (RFC1918) is it best practice to make the server's caching DNS server 
> > > authoritative for

Hmm, all about how a question is asked. When he said a "server", and
referred to it's caching server - this says to me that server #1 is NOT
a nameserver, but a web server or some other service. He then asked how
to configure the caching nameserver that it uses.

His web server (or whatever it is) shouldn't see RFC1918 IPs unless he
has local RFC1918 IPs, so I said to only worry about it if he does.

What I said still stands, and I'm sorry if my literal interpretation was
incorrect. I'm not that smart, I should just keep quiet ;)
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