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NITC 7-102: DNS Forwarding Standard

Category: Network Architecture
Applicability: Applies to all state government agencies, excluding higher education institutions
History: Adopted on June 27, 2007. Amended on March 4, 2008 (by NITC 1-103). Section 5 (Related Documents) removed on April 20, 2016.

1. Standard

All outbound (Internet) DNS traffic must be forwarded through the State of Nebraska's internal DNS servers.

2. Purpose and Objectives

All outbound (Internet) DNS traffic must be forwarded through the State of Nebraska's internal DNS servers that are managed by the Office of the CIO.

3. Applicability

3.1 State Government Agencies

All State agencies, boards, and commissions are required to comply with the standard listed in Section 1.0

4. Responsibility

4.1 NITC

The NITC shall be responsible for adopting minimum technical standards, guidelines, and architectures upon recommendation by the technical panel. (Neb. Rev. Stat. ยง 86-516(6))

4.2 Office of the CIO (OCIO)

The Office of the CIO will be responsible for installing, maintaining and managing the External DNS servers for the State of Nebraska. All other DNS inquiries will be dropped at the State's firewall.

4.3 State Agencies

Each state agency will be responsible for ensuring that all outbound (Internet) DNS traffic is routed through the State of Nebraska's internal DNS servers. Agency servers will not be allowed to perform 'Internet' lookup's for an address. This will prevent a user from performing a direct DNS lookup and being returned a 164.119.x.x address instead of the authorized 10.x.x.x address.