Suboptimal behavior from nsd
bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Mon Jan 12 13:38:44 UTC 2004
On Thu, Jan 08, 2004 at 07:43:57PM -0600,
Phil Howard <phil-nsd-users at ipal.net> wrote
a message of 108 lines which said:
> You mean not followed in the authoritative sever? The resolver most
> certainly needs to follow it.
It takes more time for the resolver, if it has to issue a new
request. It is not a matter of correctness (nsd is correct), but of
> But I guess you are asking why it is not supplied as additional
BIND supplies it in the ANSWER section (test on ns3.nic.fr). Do you
think a bug report should be sent to BIND's authors?
> Personally, if it were me, for a name in the _same_ zone, where the name
> being queried is the CNAME, and the query type is not CNAME, then I would
> "flatten" the answer and just give:
> www.nic.fr. 172800 IN A 18.104.22.168
It seems a gross violation of the protocol.
> But I'm sure that breaks something I can't think of at the moment.
Testing tools like Zonecheck <URL:http://www.zonecheck.fr/> could no
longer tell if it is a CNAME (forbidden in RHS of some records) or an
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