to +norec or not to +norec

Barry Margolin barmar at
Thu Dec 30 01:23:52 UTC 2004

In article <cqv3tc$3ds$1 at>,
 "kirkgbr at yahoo(dot)com" <kirkgbr at> wrote:

> I have read the "dig" man page and searched(possibly incorrectly) the
> archives.  But I cannot find an answer to my silly question.  What is
> the purpose of using the "+norec" on dig queries?  I have tried a few
> queries with and without +norec and seem to get the same results on
> both.  I am using version 9.2.3 dig.
> thanks in advance for those who would share their knowledge.

Use the +norec option when you want to emulate the type of query that 
comes from a recursing server, as opposed to a query from a stub 

Barry Margolin, barmar at
Arlington, MA
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