RR syntax problem

T. Horsnell tsh at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Thu Feb 16 16:12:37 UTC 2006

After doing a zone transfer ('dig @ cam.ac.uk axfr')
from a nearby DNS master, I get a few RR's with adjacent '-.' chars

admin-server-.path.cam.ac.uk. 86400 IN  A

When I feed RR's like this back into named, it complains:
Feb 16 11:24:22 alf1 named[60799]: db.cam:30309: admin-server-.path.cam.ac.uk: bad owner name (check-names)

I'm using bind-9.3.0rc4. Is the '-.' syntax wrong, or is this a bug?

Is there any way I can retrieve zone-data without it
being expanded by dig? i.e. maintain the $ORIGIN lines
and thus shrink the transfer size?


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