zone transfer with DIG: SOA duplicate

Michael Sinatra michael at
Mon Mar 19 17:41:22 UTC 2012

On 03/19/12 10:33, hugo hugoo wrote:
> Dear all,
> I have this strange behaviour when I do a zone transfer with the
> following commande:
> dig @name_server zone_name AXFR
> ==> I received 2 SOA records (duplicates).
> One SOA record is at the end of the received information.
> Is this normal?


In recent versions of dig, you can use the following option, as 
documented in the man page:

            Print only one (starting) SOA record when performing an 
            default is to print both the starting and ending SOA records.


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