Accuracy of DNSStuff reports

Barry Margolin barmar at
Tue Nov 28 03:09:53 UTC 2006

In article <ekctfc$23bq$1 at>,
 Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer at> wrote:

> On Sat, Nov 25, 2006 at 06:23:46PM -0800,
>  Greg Raven <gregraven at> wrote 
>  a message of 9 lines which said:
> > However, tech support at one of the companies that's doing my DNS
> > says that you can't rely on the information gained from DNSStuff.
> Correct, it gives many spurious warnings (such as "No glue at parent
> nameservers" for every ".org" domain, for instance).

It sounds like you're talking about DNSReport, not DNSStuff.  DNSStuff 
just does basic lookups, it doesn't display the full-blown error report.

My personal bugaboo with DNSReport is the red FAIL it reports for open 
recursive servers.  While it's certainly a bad idea for authoritative 
servers to be open like this, it should not impact ordinary lookups in 
the domain.

Barry Margolin, barmar at
Arlington, MA
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