[dns-operations] blocking recursers

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Thu Mar 23 16:55:58 UTC 2006

On Thu, Mar 23, 2006 at 06:48:48AM -1000,
 Randy Bush <randy at psg.com> wrote 
 a message of 19 lines which said:

> in fact, the reverse is the case, open recursion is acceptable in
> the standards.

Running a telnet server with no password for root is also legal,
according to the standard, RFC 854 :-)

> so what is my ethical/legal exposure if i deny service to someone
> who seems to not be violating the standards?

There are other things than the technical standards. I am not sure
that every security advice and good practice have to be translated in
an IETF document. 


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