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DNS Server on UDP and TCP

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks if the remote DNS servers answers on TCP too

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

A DNS server is running on this port but it only
answers to UDP requests.
This means that TCP requests are blocked by a firewall.

This configuration is not RFC-compliant. Contrary to
common belief, TCP transport is not restricted to zone
transfers (AXFR) :
- answers bigger than 512 bytes are always transmitted
over TCP.
- for all other requests, UDP is only 'preferred' for
performance reasons. i.e. RFC1035 (STD0013) does not forbid
a DNS client from issuing its queries directly over TCP.

** If you are sure that your DNS server will never return
** answers bigger than 512 bytes and that the client
** software prefers UDP (which is nearly certain), you may
** disregard this message.

Read RFC1035 (STD0013) for more information.

Network Security Threat Level: None

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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