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DNS::question name - Modifying a DNS Suffix When Your Windows Client Appends It During Recursive Lookups

My Windows domain controller is performing recursive lookups against my BIG-IP, and my BIG-IP is configured as a recursive DNS server using a transparent cache... Read more
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Configuring the F5 BIG-IP to Perform Name Resolution Using a DNS Resolver Cache

After feedback on both DevCentral and direct email, it seems as though there is still confusion or a lack of clarity around how to configure the BIG-IP to perform name resolution. A common scenario of my own customers is to configure the BIG-IP as... Read more
2 Reviews

Welcome to F5 Cloud Services

F5 Cloud Services is a suite of self-serve options powered by our globally distributed cloud infrastructure with our industry-leading DNS and load balancing technologies. Read more on DevCentral. Read more
2 Reviews

F5 Cloud Services Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) about F5 Cloud Services on DevCentral. Anything we don't cover in the official FAQ can be discussed in DevCentral's Q&A. Read on! Read more
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Using Client Subnet in DNS Requests

BIG-IP DNS 14.0 now supports edns-client-subnet (ECS) for both responding to client requests (GSLB) or forwarding client requests (screening). The following is a quick start on using this feature. Read more
2 Reviews

Unbreaking the Internet and Converting Protocols

When CloudFlare took over 1.1.1.1 for their DNS service; this got be thinking about a couple of issues:What do you do if you’ve been using 1.1.1.1 on your network, how do you unbreak the Internet?How can you enable use of DNS over TLS for clients... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Replacing a DNS Server with F5 BIG-IP DNS

First things first, you have decided to deploy F5 BIG-IP DNS to replace a BIND server after receiving notifications from your information assurance officer or your friendly LinkedIn community that additional CVE's have been identified for the... Read more
2 Reviews

Pool member status on F5 DNS objects via iControl REST

I got a question on how to retrieve the status of pool members on F5 DNS objects via the iControl REST interface. In the GUI you get fancy red, yellow, black, blue, and green painted circles, diamonds, squares, and triangles to communicate... Read more
1 Review

Post of the Week: iControl REST Subcollections & ZoneRunner Options

In this episode of Post of the Week, Jason addresses a couple iControl REST issues that come up in Q&A often: confusion over how to handle objects that are not sub-collections, and options for working around the lack of F5 DNS cli for... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: F5 DNS Order of Operations

In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, Jason covers the order in which all the fantastic services available within the F5 DNS offering are processed. Resources K14510: Overview of DNS query processing on BIG-IP systems Lightboard Lessons: Life of... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: F5 BIG-IP DNS (GTM) iQuery Protocol Overview

In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, I introduce iQuery, the F5 proprietary protocol utilized by BIG-IP DNS to exchange system configuration with other BIG-IP DNS systems and performance metrics with all other BIG-IP systems configured to do... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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What is BIG-IP DNS?

F5 BIG-IP DNS provides global load balancing (GLSB), DNS services, and basic DDoS protection features. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

Lightboard Lessons: BIG-IP DNS Load Balancing Intro

This episode of Lightboard Lessons introduces the big picture of BIG-IP DNS load balancing. Resources BIG-IP DNS Concepts Read more
2 Reviews

F5 DNS Enhancements for DSC in BIG-IP v13

Prior to v13, F5 DNS assumes that all devices in a cluster have knowledge about all virtual servers, which makes virtual server auto-discovery not function properly. In this article, we’ll cover the changes to the F5 DNS server object introduced... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Abusing Open Resolvers

Open DNS resolvers can be used to recursively query authoritative name servers. In fact, a list of open resolvers can be found at http://openresolverproject.org/. Read more
0 Reviews

What is DNS?

What is the Domain Name System (DNS)? Imagine how difficult it would be to use the Internet if you had to remember dozens of number combinations to do anything. The Domain Name System (DNS) was created in 1983 to enable humans to easily identif... Read more
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Attaque DNS DYN, ou comment se protéger du malware Mirai

En quelques semaines, le monde de l’Internet vient de subir une série d’attaques DDoS ciblée et encore inconnue. Inconnue par la technique utilisée et par le volume. Ces attaques ont une particularité : le nombre de sources... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: DNS Scalability & Security

The Domain Name Service (DNS) is one of the most important components in networking infrastructure, enabling users and services to access applications by translating URLs (names) into IP addresses (numbers). Because every icon and URL and all... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Agility Day One – A Snapshot

We’ve had a fantastic first day at Agility EMEA in Vienna – thanks to everyone who was able to join us! For anyone who missed out, here’s a snapshot of what took place! First off, we announced this morning the findings from our EMEA survey into... Read more
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Lightboard Lessons: Blackhole DNS

Sometimes people ask to visit places that they have no business visiting.  And, sometimes that craziness must be stopped.  Did you know you can load up an iRule and redirect DNS traffic based on the requested domain name?  Did you... Read more
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The Dangerous Game of DNS

The Domain Name Service (DNS) is one of the most important components in networking infrastructure, enabling users and services to access applications by translating URLs (names) into IP addresses (numbers). Because every icon and URL and all... Read more
2 Reviews

Application Layer DNS Firewall

Many firewalls and IPS solutions will lay claim to DNS application layer gateways (ALGs), but these solutions do not address many of the more modern threats to DNS infrastructure. These threats include DNS DoS attacks, reflection attacks,... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
5 Reviews

Building Secure and Scalable 5G Networks

Building Secure and Scalable 5G Networks   Industry projections estimate that there will be 50 billion connected devices worldwide by 2020, or 7 devices for every person on earth. The fifth generation of mobile networks (5G) will be the... Read more
2 Reviews

Managing Horizon Traffic across Multiple Data Centers with BIG-IP DNS

VMware Horizon virtual desktop clients typically use a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) when accessing desktop and application resources. More and more customers are distributing their Horizon application and desktop infrastucture to distribute... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

A Catch from the Codeshare: DNS Response Translation

On the side of the road in northern Missouri just north of Mark Twain’s stomping grounds, there is a slice of hillside removed just to the side of the highway. In Arkansas, there’s a nondescript field tucked away in a state park. Short... Read more
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