public network traffic to my ip address port 53
Olivier.Nicole at cs.ait.ac.th
Thu Mar 19 14:55:45 UTC 2015
> In my firewall log I see thousands of udp packets from ip addresses all
> over the word trying to access my freebsd gateway server on port 53.
> Right now I am blocking them and see no negative effects.
> Is there any valid reason to allow these unsolicited inbound packets
> access to my system on port 53?
You know port 53 is DNS?
Maybe your IP was previously used by a DNS server.
If you bloc port 53, you may consider leaving it open enough to be able
to solve your own DNS requests.
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