What is an AA record?

Kevin Darcy kcd at daimlerchrysler.com
Tue Mar 27 18:44:37 UTC 2001

kdt at cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:

> > kdt at cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:
> >
> > > I've tried to find the answer to this in various FAQs but have been
> > > unsuccessful. What is an AA record?
> >
> > An AA record? Sounds like a DNS record type in serious need of a 12-step
> > program :-)
> >
> > But seriously, I think you mean AAAA record. That should help you find
> > what you need.
> Thanks - I thought I was going mad but you guys have confirmed that I am
> not. We were having trouble sending Email to another ISP. The support at
> the other ISP said it was because one of our servers didn't have AA
> records in its DNS servers. I can now ask them what they are talking about
> without fear of looking stupid :-)

Could they have possibly been referring to the AA (Authoritative
Answer) *flag*???

That doesn't make a lot of sense either, but to the clueless (as these folks
seem to be), all things are possible...

- Kevin

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