[Unbound-users] also non-recursive support (snoop) by default?

Alexander Clouter alex at digriz.org.uk
Fri Feb 5 13:39:43 UTC 2010

Gábor Lénárt <lgb at lgb.hu> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 05, 2010 at 11:41:29AM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> * Gábor Lénárt:
>> > We have a customer complaining that he can't use "dig +trace".
>> Just use "dig +trace @a.root-servers.net".  It's a bit inconvenient,
>> but it's not the end of the world.
> Yes yes, this was the one I've recommended for him too :) Just he tried to
> make us implement the "comfortable" way with the explanation that RFCs says
> we must support it.  Thanks for all for the answers, and yes, of course I
> found that odd too, to implement non-recursive queries on a recursive-only
> nameserver for _all_ domains (or at least for root nameserver), it's quite
> non-sense, just I wanted to ask you how I can explain the problem with this
> idea in a way that he can accept.
> Btw, I found it a bit odd, that dig don't have the heuristic to find this
> out, to try to fetch the list of root nameservers with recursive query too,
> or fall back to a built-in list (as nameservers uses root hints file
> too in some way).
Not everyone uses the same root nameservers...


Alexander Clouter
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