AXFR root zone
Ronald F. Guilmette
rfg at tristatelogic.com
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 @k.root-servers.net . 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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