[ldns-users] drill difference between chasing and tracing

Willem Toorop willem at nlnetlabs.nl
Fri Feb 28 14:20:54 UTC 2014

Hi Klaus,

When chasing, drill acts as a stub resolver, and follows the DNSSEC
chain against the provided nameserver (or nameservers from
/etc/resolv.conf) from the name up to the root (or earlier if your
trust-anchor is below the root).

When tracing, drill acts as a recursive resolver and starts by asking
the root for the name, and together with processing the received
references query for the links in the DNSSEC chain leading down to the name.

op 28-02-14 14:56, Klaus Darilion schreef:
> Further, -T states that the type argument is not used, but it is as far
> as I see

I know.  This "statement" is removed in the development branch of the
git repository.

Hope this helps,

-- Willem

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