truncated responses vs. minimal-responses?

Tony Finch dot at
Wed Dec 5 19:05:20 UTC 2012

Mark Andrews <marka at> wrote:
> In message <20121205125024.GC11764 at>, Matus UHLAR - fantomas writes:
> >
> > I'm curious if there's any case where the AUTHORITY section is needed to
> > proper function of DNS.
> Yes.  Referrals.

And, (to a lesser extent) negative answers, since the negative cache TTL
comes from the SOA record in the authoruty section.

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