Novell Client does not understand DNS truncated packet from bind 9.1.2

Kevin Darcy kcd at
Tue Jun 11 22:26:16 UTC 2002

miguel.paramio at wrote:

> Novell client does not understand the way dns truncates packets in tcp
> mode, therefore, the Novell client does not connect to the server.
> In RFC 1035 is not clear enough in the way dns should truncate any
> packet in tcp mode. Does anybody know the way to configure dns so it
> can truncate in different ways ?.

TCP is stream-based, not datagram-based, so "truncation" doesn't apply. A
TCP connection can of course be broken, due to network or system
problems, but that's not the same as "truncation"...

- Kevin

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