[nsd-users] NSD 4.0.1: referral from parent instead of SERVFAIL

Peter Koch pk at DENIC.DE
Tue Jan 28 17:12:57 UTC 2014

On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 05:30:25PM +0100, Anand Buddhdev wrote:

> 14.109.in-addr.arpa.	172800	IN	NS	ns.ripe.net.
> 14.109.in-addr.arpa.	172800	IN	NS	nsrev00.dns.sfr.net.
> 14.109.in-addr.arpa.	172800	IN	NS	nsrev01.dns.sfr.net.
> Why doesn't NSD do a closest match and return SERVFAIL?

in this case, ns.ripe.net does not know about the zone, but the
other two servers respond authoritatively.  That means a resolver
starting at "ns.ripe.net" can recover only by using another one
of 109.in-addr.arpa's servers, whereas the NSD behaviour would
make possible a recovery one level below.  Not saying it is _the_
way to go, but it makes a lot of sense to me.  And then there's DNSSEC,
suggesting to be extra careful with child/grandchild zone interaction.


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