AXFR root zone

Ronald F. Guilmette rfg at
Sun Sep 28 20:41:02 UTC 2014

Is it possible to use dig to AXFR the root zone?  I mean without having
any special foreknowledge of which specific root zone servers will and
will not accept the AXFR request?  If so, how would I do that, exactly?

I tried this:

	dig . axfr

but I just got back a "Transfer failed" error message.


P.S.  Strangely, this rather different query _does_ work:

	dig . axfr

So, um, it appears that "k" will allow the AXFR but, I gather, other
root zone servers won't (?)

As Seinfeld would say "What's up with that?"

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