[dns-operations] Google DNS used as amplification - aren't they caching?

Paul Wouters paul at nohats.ca
Wed Aug 6 15:10:33 UTC 2014


Hi,

My nohats.ca domain has been under a couple of weeks long ANY attack. I
assume spoofed IPs querying open resolvers that in have their upstream
DNS send me queries.

The vast majority of queries are coming from Google's many IP addresses.
While I understand it must be an impressive ANYCAST network, I am still
surprised to see millions of queries coming for data that has a TTL=1d
It is as if Google is hardly caching anything.....

The top 30 queries in the last two weeks, based on logging at most 1q/s:

187695	74.125.181.87
187704	74.125.74.84
188406	74.125.181.80
188694	74.125.181.83
191138	74.125.181.86
191305	74.125.17.208
191528	74.125.17.209
191619	74.125.17.212
191856	74.125.17.211
192015	74.125.17.210
198712	2a01:04f8:0000:a102:0000:0000:0add:9999
207683	188.40.24.98
231083	116.9.94.68
235729	212.75.210.82
252895	211.40.17.226
299526	2a01:04f8:0000:a0a1:0000:0000:0add:1010
308938	78.47.119.230
309720	109.86.0.212
354336	188.40.25.2
357881	2a01:04f8:0000:a111:0000:0000:0add:9898
450885	74.125.73.21
451278	74.125.73.22
451716	74.125.73.23
472529	74.125.73.18
472915	74.125.73.17
473267	74.125.73.19
474699	74.125.73.20
475056	74.125.73.16
690838	213.142.46.116
872689	213.142.46.115

It seems that the nsd ratelimits to send TC=1 isn't working well either
to reduce the incoming amount of UDP queries.

Why does google dns seems so inefficient at caching?

Paul



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