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Linux Exposed: Understanding and Attacking DNS

May 14, 2004, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Wezel for this link. ]

"The Domain Name System (DNS) is a distributed resource used by most every network application. DNS data is generally trusted implicitly; false data therefore can jeopardize the integrity of network traffic and allow attackers to play manin- the-middle with all traffic. DNS security depends on the client, server, and their respective trust relationship. Securing the trust relationship and building a reliable server can create a reliable and secure DNS structure for the system administrator behind your corporate and private communication requirements. Security of a DNS server varies according to its active role and name resolution requirements. Server responsibilities can be classified as one of three types..."

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