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Hierarchy Level


Allow an incoming Domain Name Service (DNS) reply packet without a matched request. By default, if an incoming UDP first-packet has dst-port 53, the device checks the DNS message packet header to verify that the query bit (QR) is 0, which denotes a query message. If the QR bit is 1, which denotes a response message, the device drops the packet, does not create a session, and increments the illegal packet flow counter for the interface. Using the allow-dns-reply directs the device to skip the check.

Required Privilege Level

security—To view this in the configuration.

security-control—To add this to the configuration.

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 8.5.