[dns-operations] RCODE for bogon answers

Florian Weimer fw at deneb.enyo.de
Fri Oct 12 09:26:31 UTC 2007

* Jo Rhett:

> On Oct 11, 2007, at 10:06 AM, Florian Weimer wrote:
>>> Then would the best practice be to return the equivilent of NXDOMAIN
>>> for things blocked by name server policy?
>> This is a bit rude in the case someone mistakenly points one of their
>> NSes to your server.
> Isn't your case even ruder than what he proposed?

Depends on the intent of those who add the broken delegations.

> It's awful rude to send NS traffic to an unknowing nameserver without
> having arranged for service in advance.

Indeed. But if the default is to send NXDOMAIN, chaos ensues when you
mistakenly remove a zone for which you are secondary.

NXDOMAIN is the uncooperative answer.  But I tend to agree that there
can be reasons to be uncooperative.  I'm just not sure if it's the
correct default.

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