[Dnsmasq-discuss] dnsmasq returns addresses for non-existent hosts - what have I mis-configured?
cl at isbd.net
Sun Nov 15 10:44:12 GMT 2009
On Mon, Nov 09, 2009 at 01:58:25PM +0000, Chris G wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 08, 2009 at 10:25:11AM -0500, Perette Barella wrote:
> > It looks like your provider has set up a wildcard A record, which is
> > similar to DNS hijacking as a "helpful" feature to users who miskey a
> > domain name. It's not isolated to you:
> > mugenshi:etc x10$ host ghijk.isbd.net
> > ghijk.isbd.net has address 188.8.131.52
> > ghijk.isbd.net mail is handled by 10 mail-in-1.lb.gradwell.net.
> > You could check Gradwell's support pages, but I doubt there is an
> > option to shut it off, since the DNS is published this way. It's a
> > publication problem/"feature", not a bug in dnsmasq.
> I do in fact have the ability to change my domain's zone files.
> ... and there is what you describe (N.B. this from a web form, not
> exact zone file syntax) :-
> * 184.108.40.206 86400 A
> * 10 mail-in-1.lb.gradwell.net. 86400 MX
> So can I simply delete these two entries? (OK, people mis-typing domain
> names *might* be affected but that's mostly me so I don't see a big
> issue there)
... and the answer is yes. I've deleted the wild card lines from the
form and now <non-existent>.isbd.net returns "not found", excellent!
Thanks for all the help here.
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