slave: WARNING: recursion requested but not available

Barry Margolin barmar at
Fri Jun 6 14:28:01 UTC 2014

In article <mailman.371.1402054553.26362.bind-users at>,
 Reindl Harald <h.reindl at> wrote:

> Am 06.06.2014 13:28, schrieb Matus UHLAR - fantomas:
> > On 06.06.14 13:13, Reindl Harald wrote:
> >> why does in case of asking the slave always come a
> >> "WARNING: recursion requested but not available"
> >> even if you dig a A-record he is authoritative?
> > 
> > because you request recursion and the server does not provide it.
> > 
> > use "dig +norecurse" not to request recursion
> i am asking a auth name server for it's own domain
> where and why do i request recursion in that case?

Dig doesn't know what kind of nameserver you're asking. It defaults to 
asking for recursion.

Barry Margolin
Arlington, MA

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