Friday, June 22, 2007

Penn State to add DNS Security on July 9, 2007

In an effort to enhance Domain Name Server (DNS) security and improve resource usage on the Penn State Network, ITS ( will restrict a function called "Recursive DNS lookups" in the University's domain name service on July 9, 2007.

Don't panic. College Enterprise computers should be set to use College DNS numbers or be set to Obtain DNS server address automatically. In these cases, the PSU DNS numbers will not be used and you can continue to access Internet sites as expected.

To verify whether or not a particular computer is currently configured to use the Penn State DNS servers, see our How To. You may need to remove one Penn State DNS number: This How To has complete steps to verify your network settings and includes pictures.

For More information, see our eNews article:

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