cname quick question

Brad Knowles brad.knowles at
Fri Mar 9 00:37:41 UTC 2001

At 12:20 AM +0000 3/9/01, Jim Reid wrote:

>  Well I would have thought the tool should just do the Right Thing:
>  resolve the NS targets, complain if it finds CNAMEs or query the
>  resulting A/AAAA/A6 record(s) for authoritative answers.

	The "lamers" tool just takes what BIND gives it in the log.  This 
is not something that I believe "doc" checks today, but I may be 
wrong.  If so, then this needs to be fixed.

	However, my real question was based on the algorithm that I, as a 
human being, make use of.  This tool may/may not be easier to fix. 

>  It's not a return code. VRSN1 is the answer the VeriSign/NSI name
>  servers give when asked for a Chaosnet TXT record for version.bind.
>  You'd have to ask the .com folks why they do that. I don't know or
>  care.

	Hmm.  So, they own all fourteen of the * 
machines, unlike the * machines which are operated 
by a variety of organizations around the world?  Interesting, I had 
no idea....

Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at>

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