Compression / Pointers on returned queries
kcd at chrysler.com
Thu Jun 5 03:10:55 UTC 2008
Brian Feeny wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Mark_Andrews at isc.org [mailto:Mark_Andrews at isc.org]
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 9:57 PM
>> To: Brian Feeny
>> Cc: bind-users at isc.org
>> Subject: Re: Compression / Pointers on returned queries
>> Why do you care? As long as you get the answer in a single
>> packet it makes little to no difference. Also why are you
>> asking recurive queries? If you want to test authoritative
>> servers then you should be making non-recursive queries.
>> The server should also be configured not to accept recursive
>> queries from anywhere.
> Because a response of >512 bytes causes pain because of firewalls/etc that
> may drop the packets by default.
How old are these devices? RFC 2671 was published in August of 1999.
Note that you can configure named use 512 as its EDNS0 buffer size, to
get around middlebox obsolescence/brokenness. See "edns-udp-size" in the
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