Version statement...

Tony Finch dot at
Mon Aug 20 10:09:57 UTC 2012

sthaug at <sthaug at> wrote:

> > I have since learned that you get different version output from dig,
> > named -v, and a dns query and the version statement only affects
> > specific outputs.
> What is the difference between using dig and a DNS query?

Dig reports its own version number in the comment at the start of its
output. "rndc status" and "named -v" report named's version. The "version"
configuration option affects responses to "version.bind ch txt" queries
but not other version number reporting mechanisms.

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