empty zones and higher zone count after upgrading

Alan Clegg alan at clegg.com
Tue Oct 8 22:49:04 UTC 2013

On Oct 8, 2013, at 6:31 PM, Steven Carr <sjcarr at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 8 October 2013 23:27, Alan Clegg <alan at clegg.com> wrote:
>> Except for using your servers to find the root servers to begin with.
> I stand corrected, I thought it might have done something clever for
> the first hop and had the root hints compiled in.

This is one of the things that lots of people don't understand and often misconstrue...

If you do a "dig @x.y.z.a foo.com +trace", the only thing that x.y.z.a is used for is root discovery.

Once that response comes back, dig wanders off to the roots to perform the trace.

Alan Clegg | +1-919-355-8851 | alan at clegg.com

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