[net-dns-users] Problems with strange NXDOMAIN errors coming from Net::DNS code

Alex Monk krenair at gmail.com
Sun Sep 23 15:40:35 UTC 2018

I've reported this as https://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=127182 now.

On Sun, 23 Sep 2018 at 15:18, Alex Monk <krenair at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> At Wikimedia, ferm is used as a firewall. It allows you to specify a
> host by writing something like:
> @resolve((deployment-prometheus01.deployment-prep.eqiad.wmflabs), AAAA)
> The problem is, this hostname has no AAAA record, just A (the hostname
> is filled in automatically by a template that assumes everything will
> have one). But that should be fine, except Net::DNS gives us a
> NXDOMAIN error (where the DNS server does not), causing errors that
> prevent ferm from starting:
> root at deployment-deploy01:/etc/ferm/conf.d# perl -e "require Net::DNS; my
> \$resolver = new Net::DNS::Resolver;
> \$resolver->search('deployment-prometheus01.deployment-prep.eqiad.wmflabs',
> 'AAAA'); print \$resolver->errorstring"
> Please see https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T153468 for more information
> Many thanks
> Alex
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