Exceeding recursive client limit

Lenny manson.john at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 19:18:07 UTC 2005

A handy option in BIND9x is 'blackhole'.
In the named.conf file, in the options section, add something like

 blackhole {; };

Queries will still come to the server but they are not serviced.
This will give you a chance to track down the offending device.
Of course if it's an internet 'bad guy', you can leave blackhole in
Don't forget to kill HUP the named process.

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