DNS excessive traffic root hints


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devrimkalmaz

Hi all

We have internal(2000) and external dns servers(2003).
Internal dns's forward all queries to external and external dns's ask
Root servsers.

Everything is ok and all clients query any name any time.

The problem is that internal dns servers wants to connect root dns
servers "directly" although forwarders(external dnss) are entered.

Also sometimes some of the clients makes udp-domain connecitons to root
servers directly.

We think that there is a problem in servers and/or clients.

I search previous problems and we are not using single label domain and
cpu/ram are ok in the internal dns servers.

Is there any opinion?

Thanks

Devrim
 
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Kevin D. Goodknecht Sr. [MVP]

Hi all

We have internal(2000) and external dns servers(2003).
Internal dns's forward all queries to external and external dns's ask
Root servsers.

Everything is ok and all clients query any name any time.

The problem is that internal dns servers wants to connect root dns
servers "directly" although forwarders(external dnss) are entered.

On the forwarders tab, place a check in the box, "Do not use recursion" this
tells the DNS server not to use Root Hints to resolve names.
Do not confuse "Do not use recursion" (Forwarders tab) with "Disable
Recursion" (Advanced tab) If you "Disable Recursion" on the Advanced tab the
DNS server will no longer resolve any name it does not own in its zones or
cache (DNS will continue to answer from the cache until the TTL expires on
cached records).


Also sometimes some of the clients makes udp-domain connecitons to
root servers directly.

How did you verify this?




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Hi all

We have internal(2000) and external dns servers(2003).
Internal dns's forward all queries to external and external dns's ask
Root servsers.

Everything is ok and all clients query any name any time.

The problem is that internal dns servers wants to connect root dns
servers "directly" although forwarders(external dnss) are entered.

Also sometimes some of the clients makes udp-domain connecitons to
root servers directly.

We think that there is a problem in servers and/or clients.

I search previous problems and we are not using single label domain
and cpu/ram are ok in the internal dns servers.

Is there any opinion?

Thanks

Devrim

Keep in mind that the forwarder will be used first before the Roots. If it
is hitting the Roots, then either the forwarder is not allowing recursion,
or the domain name is not serviced by the US registrars, such as
Asian/Pacific domains, etc. Try 4.2.2.2 and see if that works as a
forwarder. Check your firewall logs.

Also, if you are seeing client traffic accessing external DNS servers, then
that is telling me that the clients have an external DNS address in their IP
config. In an AD domain, ALL machines, including the DC, must only have the
internal DNS and never ever use an external server. An external server does
not have the internal AD domain info so a client can find your internal
domain controller. This can cause numerous other errors as well.

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Ace Fekay [MVP]

In (e-mail address removed) <[email protected]> stated, which I commented on
below:


Oh, forgot to mention. If you have an AD single label name (such as DOMAIN
instead of 'domain.com'),then there will DEFINITELY be excessive Root
traffic.

Ace
 
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devrimkalmaz

Thats ok now
Thanks again
On the forwarders tab, place a check in the box, "Do not use recursion" this
tells the DNS server not to use Root Hints to resolve names.
Do not confuse "Do not use recursion" (Forwarders tab) with "Disable
Recursion" (Advanced tab) If you "Disable Recursion" on the Advanced tab the
DNS server will no longer resolve any name it does not own in its zones or
cache (DNS will continue to answer from the cache until the TTL expires on
cached records).




How did you verify this?




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Ace Fekay [MVP]

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Thats ok now
Thanks again

Curious, what did you change to get it to work? Please tell us.

It is always nice to hear how someone fixed an issue so we can all learn
from it if we see it in the future again.

Ace
 

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