dig questions

Barry Margolin barmar at alum.mit.edu
Sat Nov 6 01:41:47 UTC 2004

In article <cmh8ja$139a$1 at sf1.isc.org>,
 "Markus Veltre" <mveltre82 at hotmail.com> wrote:

> hi!
> i use 'dig' for analysing my DNS-Records.
> There's a possibility to ask other dns-server for
> records by adding @<DNSERVER> to the command.
> But some DNS-Servers are answering me the records
> or some others answer just the root-servers list.
> Do anybody knows why?

You're asking servers that don't have recursion enabled.  Look in the 
"flags:" section of the response to see if it has "ra", which stands for 
Recursion Available.

Barry Margolin, barmar at alum.mit.edu
Arlington, MA
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