Subject: Re: NetBSD vs. idiot hotel wireless
To: Kirk Strauser <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/17/2005 15:37:42
In message <>, Kirk Strauser writes:
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>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
>named.conf like:
>forwarders {
>    hotel.dns.ip.address port 1337;
>and then point resolv.conf to  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,