Paging HP DNS admin

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at
Sun May 4 04:10:14 UTC 2014

On Sat, May 3, 2014 at 11:13 PM, Chris Adams <cma at> wrote:
> 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

darned it :( yes.

> 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.

yup :(

> 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.

I remember nytimes doing something like this for a while, I believe
they said their GSLB was just not happy doing AAAA, or if not
configured would display similar behaviour.


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