Paging HP DNS admin

Scott Howard scott at doc.net.au
Sun May 4 03:20:39 UTC 2014


On Sat, May 3, 2014 at 8:13 PM, Chris Adams <cma at cmadams.net> wrote:

> You left out the authority section that refers you to the correct DNS
> servers - ns[1-6].hp.com are not it.  They delegate to another set of HP
> servers, which all time out (as stated by the OP) when asked for AAAA.
>

Actually the OP said that it returned SERVFAIL, which the HP servers don't,
but Googles public DNS server (and potentially others) does.


> Oddly, it seems to be specific to AAAA; any other type request I send
> comes back NOERROR correctly.  It is like somebody tried to handle AAAA
> "special" and screwed it up.
>

This isn't new.  RFC 4074 from 2005 covers this exact issue.  From memory,
this is/was the default behavior for DJBDNS.

  Scott


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