Queries to DNS Blackholes don't respond

Roberto Carna robertocarna36 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 14:44:27 UTC 2018

Dear, I have impelmented a BIND9 server. It works OK, but some days
ago an application failed because it needed to resolve the reverse of
some IP addresses from range 10.x.x.x, and they waited for a long time
and failed, because they need a NXDOMAIN fast response.

I don't want to make a local zone 10.IN-ADDR.ARPA, because I want to
use the two public nameservers from Internet:


When I query these DNS's from my console from the BIND server, and
from any host I have available here, the result is this:

root at DNS:~# host -t NS 10.IN-ADDR.ARPA
Using domain server:

10.in-addr.arpa name server blackhole-2.iana.org.
10.in-addr.arpa name server blackhole-1.iana.org.

and finally I get the NXDOMAIN I need:

DNS:~# host -t NS
Using domain server:

Host not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)

Is it OK that I do? Are blackholes servers useful for this purpose ?

Thanks a lot !!!

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