Name-server redundancy

Barry Margolin barmar at
Mon Jun 9 22:07:11 UTC 2014

In article <mailman.401.1402350461.26362.bind-users at>,
 Kevin Darcy <kcd at> wrote:

> That scenario still shouldn't have led to an NXDOMAIN. If none of the 
> delegated nameservers are responding, you'd get a timeout or SERVFAIL. 
> So I think there's still some investigation to be done. But using dig 
> instead of nslookup at least makes things clearer :-)

Where did he say he got NXDOMAIN? He said he got "no name-server", which 
is not a dig error I've ever seen. Maybe he was abbreviating from "No 
nameserver could be reached", which is what dig says when it times out 
waiting for a reply.

Barry Margolin
Arlington, MA

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