Link Local Multicast Name Resolution

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at
Thu Apr 27 14:39:43 UTC 2006

On Thu, Apr 27, 2006 at 09:13:01AM -0500,
 Barry Finkel <b19141 at> wrote 
 a message of 15 lines which said:

> >LLMNR supports all current and future DNS formats, types and
> >classes, while operating on a separate port from DNS, and with a
> >distinct resolver cache.
> "supports all ... future DNS formats"?  Does it have a crystal ball?

Not at all. It uses a technique which is very common in computer
science and which is called "indirection". LLMNR uses the same packet
format as the DNS. Therefore, every legal DNS class or type is a legal
LLMNR class or type.

More information about the bind-users mailing list