Developer needs DNS help:

Kevin Darcy kcd at
Fri Jan 3 17:28:02 UTC 2003

Bryan Martin wrote:

>I am developing a DNS component and cannot get a TXT record back.  I am
>trying to test parsing when dealing with a txt record but I when I query the
>DNS I never get a TXT type in my answer.  Does anyone know a DNS server and
>domain I can query that would return a TXT record?
Well, the version.bind string is returned (if at all) by a query of type 

Try "dig version.bind chaos txt" against some friendly BIND nameservers 
(don't do this with paranoid nameservers because you might get accused 
of trying to hack them).

                                - Kevin

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