Mitigation of server's load by queries for non-existing domains

John Miller johnmill at
Wed Jan 13 16:34:04 UTC 2016

On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 8:35 AM, Tomas Hozza <thozza at> wrote:
> On 12.01.2016 18:16, Tony Finch wrote:
>> Tomas Hozza <thozza at> wrote:
>>> Recently I was trying to find a mechanism in BIND that could prevent the
>>> server from processing a recursive query for non-existing domains.
>> Have a look at
>>> I was thinking about using RPZ with QNAME policy trigger, but this
>>> applies only to the responses to queries and still makes the server to
>>> try to resolve it.
>> RPZ has a "qname-wait-recurse no" option.
> This is exactly the thing I was looking for.
> Thank you very much!

Thanks from this end as well--I wasn't aware of this option, either.


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