Chapter 11. DNSSEC

When a name server receives the response to a query for, say, the A record of a web site, for instance,, it can only hope that the data is correct. It has no way of proving that this is the case. In fact, it could have been duped or spoofed in a variety of ways, such as the query response may have been supplied from a poisoned zone file, or the query may have been intercepted and bad data substituted in the response. Another possibility is the query may have been redirected by a poisoned resolver cache to a bogus server for the domain in question, or the response could be perfectly valid, containing good data from the correct source. In a situation where revenues, reputation, or security (commercial or national) ...

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