maybe a dumb idea on how to fix the dns problems i don't know....

Chris Paul chris.paul at
Sat Aug 9 17:48:43 CDT 2008

Paul Vixie wrote:
> because TCP is considered optional by many authority DNS server operators.
Hey authority DNS server operators. Can you make a change to your 
servers to always allow TCP client connections? Would this be difficult? 
What would be the harm?
> it's only required if you expect AXFR or if you ever emit a TC bit.  if you
> don't want to do TCP then you can rule out the TC bit and AXFR and just not
> do TCP, and you'll be dead-to-rights within the various DNS protocol RFCs.
what RFCs forbid TCP for clients? I thought TCP was an option for 
clients. I'm not spending the rest of my sunday though reading 
rfcs....... and sure as hell not joining another list because to tell 
you the truth, I don't really care as much about the typical angry 
Sunday list poster (talk about redundant statement....)

thanks for the thoughts, though Paul. I'll leave the rest of this 
discussion (should it exist) to others in their forum of choice.... I'm 
thinking of nice insalade caprese with true mozarella di bufalo right 
now.... now That's A Sunday!"


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