host command bug?

Mark Foster mdf at
Mon Nov 28 18:28:30 UTC 2005

I may have discovered a bug in the host command.
I have a zone with 7 nameservers (NS records).
Using host -t ns zonename shows all 7 records.
[mf1 at host1 ~]$ host -t ns | wc -l

Using host -C zonename consistently shows only up to 6 name servers.
[mf1 at host1 ~]$ host -C | grep Nameserver | wc -l

I have verified this with multiple zones and NS combinations.
Why the limitation?

Versions: bind 9.2.4 on Debian sarge and CentOS-3

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