Subject: Re: NetBSD vs. idiot hotel wireless
To: Kirk Strauser <email@example.com>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/17/2005 15:37:42
In message <email@example.com>, Kirk Strauser writes:
>On Tuesday 15 March 2005 22:27, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
>> The hotel I'm staying at has a new and stupider-than-usual setup: its
>> DNS intercept mechanism replies from a different IP address *and port
>> number* than the one to which NetBSD sent a query.
>One possibility might be to install BIND and add a "forwarders" clause to=20
> hotel.dns.ip.address port 1337;
>and then point resolv.conf to 127.0.0.1. That's not exactly an ideal setup=
>but apparently neither is your hotel's.
I should have tried that. Of course, I don't know if the stupid thing
actually listened on the bogus port, as opposed to sending on it.
--Prof. Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb