About dig output reading

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Fri Jan 16 14:48:03 UTC 2004

On Thu, Jan 15, 2004 at 01:51:46AM -0800,
 Karan <ksc_lam02 at yahoo.com> wrote 
 a message of 29 lines which said:

> When I executed "dig @ mydomain.com. any", the system
> gives the output consists of a word "AUTHORITY: 2" but sometime it
> stated as "AUTHORITY: 0".

In the first case, two records were sent in the Authority section
(check yourself: BIND displays them). In the second case, none.

The difference between the two tests comes from the caching
behaviour. You never have this difference when you ask an
authoritative server.


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