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Newer page: version 6 Last edited on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 4:14:49 pm by MikeBeattie
Older page: version 2 Last edited on Monday, March 8, 2004 1:08:55 am by PerryLorier Revert
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-The method with which a [DNS] server will share information about another for a zone that they are both authoratitive for. 
+A ZoneTransfer is how [DNS] servers share information with each other about a Zone that they are both authoritative for. 
-Zone transfers cannot inject bad data into your system, however nasty people like to do zone transfers to find out all the machines you have so they can attack the more efficiently, this is why Zone Transfers are typically only permitted to trusted hosts
+It is typically only permitted to trusted hosts, because while a ZoneTransfer cannot be used to inject bad data into your [DNS] system, it can be used to find out about the machines in a network segment even if this information isn't otherwise advertised .