[dns-operations] McAfee contacts? Nameserver emitting CLASS0 SOA responses, crashes 'dig', makes PowerDNS log odd errors

bert hubert bert.hubert at netherlabs.nl
Wed Dec 8 13:10:48 UTC 2010

On Wed, Dec 08, 2010 at 12:55:28PM +0000, Dobbins, Roland wrote:
> On Dec 8, 2010, at 7:14 PM, bert hubert wrote:
> > Since this situation also confuses/crashes 'dig', could someone from McAfee look into the situation?  It is probably not benefitial to whatever service
> > they are trying to provide.
> It's interesting that this hoses both dig and PowerDNS - sounds like some patches are in order.

'hose' is a big word for PowerDNS, it generates an error message. 

Erroneous situations should generally lead to error messages, and we tune
the messages so that they are normally rare. When the internet changes and a
rare condition becomes frequent, this can lead to too much log traffic.

Some further details are on


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