East Midlands Broadband Consortium (EMBC) Thread, Lincolnshire - DNS weirdness? in Regional Broadband Consortiums (RBC); Anyone else spotted that Someone Has Done Something Over The Weekend?
Using the LSN ep1 forwarders, I'm seeing nslookup returning ...
19th November 2012, 02:00 PM #1
Lincolnshire - DNS weirdness?
Anyone else spotted that Someone Has Done Something Over The Weekend?
Using the LSN ep1 forwarders, I'm seeing nslookup returning queries as google.com.lincs.sch.uk (for example) and instead of a 404 for invalid domains, I'm getting an OpenDNS page with (among other things) pregnancy test adverts. Invalid URLS are all being redirected to 188.8.131.52 (OpenDNS).
Ticket is open, just wondering if anyone else has noticed it.
19th November 2012, 02:15 PM #2
So Lincolnshire DNS uses OpenDNS for upstream queries? That's not exactly playing by the rules. OpenDNS will probably ban the forwarders as soon as they notice the traffic volumes.
19th November 2012, 03:03 PM #3
No, it shouldn't be using it at all, hence the WTF? this morning.
Originally Posted by Geoff
Don't know whether it's deliberate, a band-aid while they fix an underlying problem or a foul-up. All I know is that when I send an invalid domain to their DNS servers it sends a response that corresponds to the IP of an OpenDNS server.
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Last edited by pete; 19th November 2012 at 03:06 PM.
19th November 2012, 03:48 PM #4
Noticing the same thing here. Perhaps this was the temporary fix in response to the DDOS attack on tuesday.
20th November 2012, 03:47 PM #5
Heard back - it's apparently a band-aid due to KCOM DNS being unreliable. Which KCOM will be fixing RealSoon (tm).
13th February 2013, 06:20 PM #6
And this is still ongoing and causing issues with SSL requests ("I can't find that website, so I'll respond with an OpenDNS SSL cert, that's cool, right?")
Can other people start poking Mouchel and KCOM please, because this is silly now. Mouchel say it's a KCOM issue, so if that's the case others using KCOM DNS should be getting dodgy service as well.
Last edited by pete; 13th February 2013 at 06:22 PM.
13th February 2013, 07:22 PM #7
Are the ports for DNS filtered? If not, don't use the forwarders?
14th February 2013, 10:31 AM #8
They're not and that's my temporary workaround, but there's a fair bit of internal stuff that's not published to external DNS and it's not grouped in a manner that makes setting up exceptions for those things easy.
Originally Posted by Geoff
14th February 2013, 10:40 AM #9
Intercept and redirect DNS traffic going to the LSN DNS servers at your network border to go somewhere else. Probably your main internal DNS forwarder that's talking to the root the DNS servers.
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