allow-query does not seem to be working

Ray Bellis ray at
Mon Aug 8 17:51:00 UTC 2016

On 08/08/2016 18:43, Darcy Kevin (FCA) wrote:
> As already noted, allow-query will cause you to send back a REFUSED
> response. That’s sort of the whole point of the REFUSED RCODE.
> If you want to not send back any response **whatsoever**, then take a
> look at the “blackhole” statement, but, honestly, this kind of “drop”
> function may, depending on network topology, be more efficiently
> performed in your firewall or IDS/IPS.
> Be aware that a client that doesn’t get a response may retry the query,
> so simply “dropping” queries may ultimately prove counter-productive.

and also see Mark Andrew's Internet Draft on this very topic:


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