about the dig

Marc Lampo marc.lampo at eurid.eu
Tue Jul 19 05:39:35 UTC 2011

I guess not, since "it" does not work ;-)

After deleting all entries, did you :
1) dig @dns.name. ...
2) dig @IP.address
3) No "@..." argument used at all ?

In cases 1 & 3, dig will need data from /etc/resolv.conf.
Only in case 2 dig can do without.

Kind regards,

Marc Lampo

-----Original Message-----
From: Feng He [mailto:shorttag at gmail.com] 
Sent: 19 July 2011 07:33 AM
To: bind-users at lists.isc.org
Subject: about the dig

Hi list,

When I deleted all the entries in /etc/resolv.conf (I am using Linux),
dig can't work.
I was thinking since dig is a standard resolver, it should have the
capibility to follow the referrel from root, thus it will work fine
even there is no system dns resolving.
Am I right?


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