[nsd-users] REFUSED vs SERVFAIL

Peter Koch pk at DENIC.DE
Sun Jan 19 15:29:10 UTC 2014

Hi Anand,

> To me, BIND and Knot's responses seem more logical. They distinguish
> between the cases where a zone has simply not been configured, versus
> the case where the zone has gone bad for some reason. With NSD, one

I agree and I'd also like to see REFUSED for queries into deliberately not
served space, at least as a compile time option, or as a config parameter.

> can't tell. Is there a reason NSD returns SERVFAIL for unconfigured zones?

See appendix B.1 of doc/REQUIREMENTS.


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