issue getting response from some gtld servers

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at
Fri Nov 12 13:41:13 UTC 2004

On Fri, Nov 12, 2004 at 07:23:43AM -0600,
 Will Yardley <&- at> wrote 
 a message of 39 lines which said:

> aura% dig net. soa
> ; <<>> DiG 9.2.3rc3 <<>> net. soa
> ;; global options:  printcmd
> ;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached

a.gtld-servers (as well as B) now has an IPv6 address. Your IPv6
routing seems down.

With a recent dig (> 9.2 ?), you can use the -4 option to force
IPv4. Or you can either fix IPv6 or disable it.

> My system seems to be resolving itself just fine:
> aura% dig +sh      

By default, dig queries a A record. But it uses getaddrinfo to find
the address of the server it queries.

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