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.
All outbound (Internet) DNS traffic must be forwarded through the State of Nebraska's internal DNS servers.
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.
All State agencies, boards, and commissions are required to comply with the standard listed in Section 1.0
The NITC shall be responsible for adopting minimum technical standards, guidelines, and architectures upon recommendation by the technical panel. (Neb. Rev. Stat. § 86-516(6))
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.
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.