DNS_RRL_MAX_RATE defines 1000

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Thu Jul 9 18:11:44 UTC 2020

Zhiyong Cheng <chengzhycn at gmail.com> wrote:
> We are using named cluster in our internal network as the authoritative
> DNS. So there are no cache servers between clients and named cluster.
> Maybe we should add one but it is just another story.

Sorry, I wasn't completely clear: I was not saying that your authoritative
servers should have a cache. I was saying that all the legitimate clients
of your servers (the resolvers at ISPs areound the Internet) have caches.

> To my mind the RRL should not limit queries with different qnames from
> the same client. So is it my misunderstanding or wrong config?

If you are querying for nonexistent names then RRL will treat the NXDOMAIN
responses as equivalent, so it will rate-limit them. RRL limits responses,
not queries. You can configure a different `nxdomains-per-second` limit if
you want.

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