Paging HP DNS admin

Chris Adams cma at
Sun May 4 03:13:51 UTC 2014

Once upon a time, Christopher Morrow <morrowc.lists at> said:
> if I ask ns1/2/3/4/5/ directly for AAAA for
> ; <<>> DiG 9.8.1-P1 <<>> AAAA
> ;; global options: +cmd
> ;; Got answer:
> ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 30318
> ;; flags: qr rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 6, ADDITIONAL: 6
> ;; WARNING: recursion requested but not available
> ;         IN      AAAA

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

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.

Chris Adams <cma at>

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