[Juser] Changes due to Denial of Service Attacks
kevin at kismith.co.uk
Wed Sep 5 07:05:00 UTC 2012
On Wed, Sep 5, 2012 at 1:37 AM, Rob Newton <robn at mirrabooka.com> wrote:
> On 05/09/12 03:05, Kevin Smith wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 12:43 AM, Rob Newton <robn at mirrabooka.com> wrote:
> Since the recent denial of service attacks, I understand that some measures
> were taken on the server side to prevent the attacks. In particular, this
> Below is the debug log. Can anyone see what the problem might be? Would it
> be that Pidgin doesn't handle DNS SRV records correctly?
> It's not that Pidgin doesn't support SRV (I believe it does) but that
> either it's configured not to use it, or the DNS servers it's using
> are broken.
> (09:33:21) proxy: Attempting connection to 22.214.171.124
> (09:33:21) proxy: Connecting to jabber.org:5222 with no proxy
> This is, as you surmised, not trying SRV.
> So either somewhere in the account config in Pidgin you'll find that
> you've got it set with a manual connect host of jabber.org, port 5222,
> or running
> dig -t srv _xmpp-client._tcp.jabber.org
> won't give you the three results it should.
> Yes, I had it misconfigured. Now I do have it trying SRV:
> (10:31:45) dnssrv: querying SRV record for jabber.org:
> (10:31:55) dnssrv: res_query returned an error
> # dig -t srv _xmpp-client._tcp.jabber.org
> ; <<>> DiG 9.8.2rc1-RedHat-9.8.2-0.2.rc1.fc16 <<>> -t srv
> ;; global options: +cmd
> ;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached
> Your dig command suggests a fundamental problem. Could it be that my home
> router/modem is blocking something? Or my ISP? Certainly I'm not having
> any other DNS problems.
Either of these, yes. I think it's more likely your router has a
broken DNS server on it. Switching your machines to use known-good
servers instead of your router is what I'd probably do.
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