Advisory Notice for Bind Default Configuration and Reflector Attacks

Paul Vixie paul at
Fri Mar 24 06:47:54 UTC 2006

# True, I can do it for the CNAMES I know about in my own master zones but
# I'd hate to have to start regularly reading the many zones I secondary
# for new CNAME's added on the primary and add stub zones on my servers to
# keep them functioning.  That won't scale very well.  I also have to
# worry what happens on the people who secondary for me.

those are reasonable concerns, which is why i called it a workaround.  my
hope is that others at isc will agree that either a nonterminal cname chain
or a terminal cname chain, but not REFUSED, is appropriate in your situation,
and that some kind of code change will be forthcoming.

out-of-zone cnames are brainbending in their implications.

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