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Lockdown of UVic's DNS Servers Recursive Lookups

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 07:05:15 am by
Effective date: July 23, 2014 at 07:00:00 am(6 hours ago)

Effective 6 hours ago: Network Services has locked down its main DNS servers to allow recursive DNS queries from University IP ranges only. This lockdown took place at approximately 7:00am this morning, July 23, 2014.

This should only affect users outside the University that are trying to use our DNS servers for DNS lookups outside of our authoritative zone. This is mostly used in this manner for malicious purposes.

Any problems resulting from this change should be directed to

Scott Campbell
Snr Network Analyst
Network Services