[dns-operations] Querying version.bind illegal?

Jared Mauch jared at puck.nether.net
Thu May 23 14:21:37 UTC 2013

On May 23, 2013, at 10:09 AM, Phil Regnauld <regnauld at nsrc.org> wrote:

> Jared Mauch (jared) writes:
>> Looking at a.2.C, it could apply to anything a DNS server replies with.  Then again, it's a server so meant to be a public item, so I wouldn't be concerned.
> 	That's a tricky assumption - it really depends what you
> 	were querying *for* on the server: a query like server.bind,
> 	while being a well established way of querying for the software
> 	and version of a DNS server, does not mean you are allowed to
> 	probe for that specific information in the eyes of the owner.
> 	IANAL, and I do agree with you about not being concerned, but I'm
> 	always cautious when giving advice to other people :)

Apparently some folks will attempt to say that having Wget as your user-agent is evidence you are a "hacker" and criminal fetching data on a server exposed to the internet.


BTW: Can someone find the Qwest email addresses on this list and remove them?  I keep getting the wonderful Centurylink autoresponder saying their address isn't valid anymore sending mail to me and not honoring the Errors-to: etc

- Jared

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