Lame servers

Jim Reid jim at
Wed Oct 3 14:56:43 UTC 2001

>>>>> "Marc" == Marc Thach <Marc.Thach at> writes:

    Marc> A lame server is one that has a domain delegated to it but
    Marc> isn't actually authoritative for that domain.  So if a DNS
    Marc> server does reply but wrongly does not set the AA bit, is it
    Marc> lame?

A name server that isn't authoritative when it should be -- ie not
setting the AA bit appropriately -- is broken. It will be lame too if
that name server is listed in the zone's NS records or in the parent
zone's delegation of that zone.

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