[ratelimits] Upwards referrals Re: error in amplification attack

Edward Lewis Ed.Lewis at neustar.biz
Wed Nov 14 14:00:50 UTC 2012

At 11:22 +0000 11/14/12, Tony Finch wrote:
>P Vixie <paul at redbarn.org> wrote:
>>  An upward delegation is actually a protocol error
>Gosh, really? It seems to be required by the name server algorithm in RFC
>1034 section 4.3.2 (except if the server is authoritative-only).

Not a protocol-error but an error-in-the-protocol.  (Referring, no 
pun intended, to the root-referral message used to indicate a server 
is lame.)
Edward Lewis
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2012...time to reuse those 1984 calendars!

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