Denial of Service Attack

We suffered a denial of service attack this morning that used DNS query packets with source addresses forged as our mail servers to cause our fail2ban scripts to firewall our DNS servers from our mail servers.  This started around 7:30AM and caused intermittent inability to receive mail until I was able to modify the fail2ban configuration to ignore these attacks and restore DNS service to the mail servers and with it incoming mail.  The servers rapidly processed the backlog and service was restored to normal by approximately 10:30AM. The configuration is fixed so that this particular mode of attack is no longer possible.