trouble with .gov dns?

Florian Weimer fw at
Mon May 2 17:31:07 UTC 2011

* William Herrin:

> On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 1:13 PM, Florian Weimer <fw at> wrote:
>> * William Herrin:
>>> Anyone else having trouble with .gov DNS failing with edns-udp-size
>>> set to 512?
>> You need an UDP size of at least 1220 for DNSSEC, see RFC 3226,
>> section 3.  A query that advertises a smaller buffer size is
>> non-compliant.  BIND will send such queries, but this is a
>> controversial feature.

> I have "dnssec-enable no;" in my bind config.

It does not seem to have the intended effect.

> Were you able to determine from the tcpdump output that DNSSEC was
> being requested?

[udp sum ok] 10320 [1au] A? ar: . OPT UDPsize=512 OK (40)
11:53:01.690414 IP (tos 0x0, ttl 249, id 28744, offset 0, flags

"OK" means that DO=1 was set.

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