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[Unbound-users] also non-recursive support (snoop) by default?

Gábor Lénárt
Fri Feb 5 11:46:12 CET 2010


On Fri, Feb 05, 2010 at 11:41:29AM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
> * Gábor Lénárt:
> 
> > We have a customer complaining that he can't use "dig +trace".
> 
> Just use "dig +trace @a.root-servers.net".  It's a bit inconvenient,
> but it's not the end of the world.

Yes yes, this was the one I've recommended for him too :) Just he tried to
make us implement the "comfortable" way with the explanation that RFCs says
we must support it.  Thanks for all for the answers, and yes, of course I
found that odd too, to implement non-recursive queries on a recursive-only
nameserver for _all_ domains (or at least for root nameserver), it's quite
non-sense, just I wanted to ask you how I can explain the problem with this
idea in a way that he can accept.

Btw, I found it a bit odd, that dig don't have the heuristic to find this
out, to try to fetch the list of root nameservers with recursive query too,
or fall back to a built-in list (as nameservers uses root hints file
too in some way).

Thanks!