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 From:  Adam Gibson <agibson at ptm dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Continuously DNS Requests
 Date:  Wed, 16 Nov 2005 09:29:24 -0500
Forgot to add that the requests m0n0wall were sending were for the NTP 
server which was a hostname.  The desktop system behind the firewall 
were shut down so I know it was generated from the firewall.

Adam Gibson wrote:
> I noticed the same thing(only looked at 1.2) if you put in DNS servers 
> that refuse your requests(for instance if you switch ISPs but forget to 
> change the DNS entries).  If the DNS server refuses the request(sends 
> refused responses) m0n0wall will constantly keep sending DNS 
> queries(multiple times a second non-stop).  This was another scenario 
> that would not have been noticed without a packet sniffer.  I had to put 
> another system on the wire to see why m0n0wall was generating all the 
> traffic(I noticed the activity lights always going).   Yea... I want a 
> packet sniffer with m0n0wall :).
> 
> dw dot dw dot dw at gmail dot com wrote:
> 
>> Hi Folks,
>>
>> m0n0wall (v1.2 generic-pc) is continuously sending some packets to my
>> ISP's DNS Server. I'm using PPPoE on WAN. The DNS Servers are served
>> by my ISP on dialup.
>> Since m0n0wall is sending packets every second, it makes me about 17MB
>> traffic per day, resulting in 500MB per month.
>>
>> Packets are always sent to the DNS Server while WAN is up. No matter
>> whether LAN interface is connected or not.
>> DNS Forwarder & DHCP Server is on.
>>
>> Screenshot from Firewall States Table:
>> http://home.arcor.de/tempdir/m0n0wall_dns.png
>>
>> If you need some further information just let me know.
>>
>> Best Regards,
>> David
>>
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