Problems With IXFR

Smith, William E. (Bill), Jr. Bill.Smith at
Fri Oct 26 13:55:24 UTC 2001

Here's the response I get when doing the dig from a slave to the master.
Hope this will provide further info to assist.


; <<>> DiG 8.3 <<>> @ SOA norecurse
; (1 server found)
;; res options: init recurs defnam dnsrch
;; got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 6
;; flags: qr aa rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0
;;      norecurse, type = SOA, class = IN

.                       1D IN SOA       A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
om. (
                                        2001102600      ; serial
                                        30M             ; refresh
                                        15M             ; retry
                                        1W              ; expiry
                                        1D )            ; minimum

;; Total query time: 29 msec
;; WHEN: Fri Oct 26 09:53:53 2001
;; MSG SIZE  sent: 27  rcvd: 102

-----Original Message-----
From: Cricket Liu [mailto:cricket at] 
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2001 2:03 PM
To: Smith, William E. (Bill), Jr.; bind-users at
Subject: RE: Problems With IXFR

> I've been having some problems with IXFR.  Things initially seemed to 
> be going well since I was seeing IXFR merge success type messages and 
> saw a .ixfr zone file for a couple zones.  Shortly after I saw of few 
> of the success messages, I began seeing messages similar to those 
> below at which point it seems that ixfr stopped working.  I'm trying 
> to get a handle on what the problems are but having difficulty 
> interpreting what is wrong from the errors.  Any insight would be 
> appreciated.  Primary is running 8.2.4. Secondaries are 8.2.3.  Aware 
> of newer releases/updates on to do list.

What kind of a response do you get if you use dig to send a non-recursive
SOA query to the master from the slave?


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