[dns-operations] asking the European a-k.cctld.us servers for MX records
miesi at pc-h.de
Wed Mar 27 18:39:39 UTC 2013
On 03/27/2013 04:48 PM, Chris Thompson wrote:
> On Mar 26 2013, Thomas Mieslinger wrote:
>> When doing a dig MX soderman.us @a.cctld.us in Europe I get no
>> answer at all.
> This seems to be fixed now, at least as seen from here.
> Does anyone know any details of how it happened in the first place?
> Blocking MX queries (only) seems quite a strange thing for even the
> usual run of idiot firewall software to be doing.
thanks for your interest in this strange case. I got this email from
neustar technical support:
We have corrected the issue that was blocking email/MX queries to US
domain names from Europe.
Neustar had noticed a MX spike in it's servers in Europe over the
weekend, and to stop any negative effects, we placed those servers in
mitigation. We have modified the mitigation to block all inbound MX
queries from recursive servers with the recursive bit turned off, and
all email from Europe to .US domain names will now be delivered correctly.
Are we already in a time where everybody uses facebook, google+, linked
in or whatever to communicate? I think that it was very bad decision to
prohibit europe from sending emails to .us domains. Will they block SRV
the next time? Disabling VoIP and various instant messengers?
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