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Re: People forging their From: addresses

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  • From: "Wilfried Woeber, UniVie/ACOnet" < >
  • Date: Fri, 02 Oct 1998 16:40:54 MET-DST

>But surely the return from DNS here is not "No such domain" but "Timeout". 
>Easily distinguishable surely?

  In most of the instances I had to deal with, it was indeed "nonex
  domain" or even the SOA for the up-stream TLD or a referral to Root.
  
  The behaviour might be different depending on the accessibility of the
  SOA record for the domain. I'm really not a DNS expert...
  
  Wilfried.
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