bad answers from BIND9 ?

Simon Waters Simon at
Thu Dec 12 18:10:52 UTC 2002

Pawel Krzesniak wrote:
> is it ok? shoudn't BIND9 do an answer in ANSWER section, not in AUTHORITY ?
> according to RFC1034:
> Question        Carries the query name and other query parameters.
> Answer          Carries RRs which directly answer the query.
>                         ^^^^^^^^^^^

Ah but this is a referral not an answer, which according to
rfc1034 should go in the authority section <4.3.2) 3) b)>,
indeed their example of a referral has an empty answer section.

I hope it is okay, otherwise we have a big problem ;-)

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