[dns-operations] Weird DNS A Queries

John Kristoff jtk at cymru.com
Wed Jun 22 14:20:57 UTC 2011

On Wed, 22 Jun 2011 17:14:43 +1000
Julian DeMarchi <julian at jdcomputers.com.au> wrote:
> Another weird query I have seen a few variations off today.
> 22-Jun-2011 09:53:06.897 client XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX#59507: query:
> \032\032\032\032\032\032\032\032\032\032\032\032\032\032\032\032\032\032\032\032\032\032named\032commands\032are\032disabled.\032use\032\\*\032form\032only,\032or\032use
> IN A +
> Another type of attack?

Here is a clue, from mysql help:

 -g, --no-named-commands 
                      Named commands are disabled. Use \* form only, or use
                      named commands only in the beginning of a line ending


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