Redirecting NXDOMAINS

Barry Margolin barmar at
Fri Jun 9 03:55:37 UTC 2006

In article <e6aaol$282h$1 at>,
 Mark Andrews <Mark_Andrews at> wrote:

> > Hello,
> > 
> > I have checked the ARM and the list archives, but I haven't been able to
> > find out whether this is possible in bind.
> > 
> > We would like to return a particular IP address instead of a negative
> > response to DNS queries for non-existent sites.
> > 
> > I know there may be some resistance to doing this from purists, but for
> > a low-cost provider, any additional income we can generate by
> > redirecting such requests to a search pages with ads that generate
> > money, allows us to keep our costs low.
> > 
> > I know several companies are charging for this service, but it seems
> > such an easy modification can be done locally without having to pay the
> > middleman.
> > 
> > Thanks!
> 	There is no such support in BIND.  It is also a bad idea as
> 	the Internet is not just HTTP.  Doing this would break every
> 	other protocol.

How would it break them?  If the name doesn't exist, the other protocols 
wouldn't have been able to connect anyway.  So what's the big deal if 
they try to connect to his server and get a connection refused?

Barry Margolin, barmar at
Arlington, MA
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