Bind 9 resolver timeout and ncache behaviour
barmar at alum.mit.edu
Sun Jan 28 14:36:11 UTC 2007
In article <epic1e$1bp2$1 at sf1.isc.org>,
"Stefan Puiu" <stefan.puiu at gmail.com> wrote:
> > (4) The client's resolver probably has a longer timeout than the caching
> > named. When the caching named has a timeout what does the caching named
> > return to the client's resolver - nothing or an error message?
> Regarding 4, I guess that's also easy to try - however, it's not a
> rule that the stub resolver times out last, sometimes it can time out
> before BIND. When BIND times out first, I would expect an NXDOMAIN
> answer to be sent.
I would expect SERVERR. NXDOMAIN should only be returned when an
authoritative server (or a forwarder that you're proxying through)
returns an NXDOMAIN code.
Barry Margolin, barmar at alum.mit.edu
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