barmar at bbnplanet.com
Mon Mar 27 15:15:42 UTC 2000
In article <20000327141111.G77375 at lucifer.bart.nl>,
Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven <asmodai at bart.nl> wrote:
>Can someone with more in-depth knowledge of the BIND source code please
>tell me what this means?
>Mar 27 14:04:54 hel named: ns_resp: TCP truncated:
>"126.96.36.199.in-addr.arpa" IN PTR from [188.8.131.52].53
It means that your server tried a UDP query and got a truncated response,
so then it switched to TCP and *still* the response was truncated.
>It seemingly only started today.
>I am curious why they are using a TCP session for the NS stuff.
Because that IP address has too many PTR records to fit in a 500-byte UDP
response. When a response doesn't fit in a small UDP packet, you're
supposed to switch to TCP. That's part of the protocol spec.
Barry Margolin, barmar at bbnplanet.com
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