Authoritative for what domains?

Danny Mayer mayer at
Sun Feb 24 00:51:52 UTC 2002

At 12:23 PM 2/23/02, Cricket Liu wrote:

> > Is there anyway to query a remote name server to find out what domains
> > it is authoritative for?
> >
> > For example, there is name server called It is
> > authoritative for, and How can I find out that
> > those 3 domains have records on without knowing if
> > those domains exist?
> >
> > Any ideas or confirmation that it cannot be done would be most
> > appreciated.
>No, you can't do that with a query.

Not true.  Try:
dig +norecursive soa

If it thinks it's authorative for the domain it will set the aa bit.


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