bind9 Numerous recent - error (FORMERR) resolving ''

David C. Rankin drankinatty at
Thu May 28 04:26:51 UTC 2015

On 05/26/2015 05:31 PM, Mark Andrews wrote:
> Well returns the wrong SOA record which is why you
> are getting the message.  For that matter why are you talking to
> in the first place?  It is not normally involved in
> resolving


   Thank you. If I recall correctly, was a DNS that came from a 
test of list of public DNS IPs several years ago using dig to test 'Query times' 
in a script that parsed and computed min, max and avg, and produced a sorted 
list. That particular IP ended up in my forwarders list which is the reason 
behind the errors.

   Checking recent publication of the public DNS server lists, the opendns 
address of is no longer listed. (sigh...) The current best 
performers (throwing out the nonworking and china based IPs) from:

with response times between 38-48 msec, seem to be:

   Let's hope this list stays working for another few years.

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

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