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Sun May 1 20:24:53 UTC 2005
> * My resolve.conf lists 127.0.0.1 as the first nameserver, and has 2
> other nameserver entries. Requests for domains handled by my server
> work fine. Ping and programs for other domains work as expected as
> well. But when I use dig for foreign domains, I get an empty reply.
> Apparently dig only asks my server and gives up.
found out, that pdns replies with SERVFAIL. dig +nofail works.
RFC 1035  states, that "Server failure" indicates:
The name server was unable to process this query due to a problem with
the name server.
The only other alternative for pdns would be:
No error condition.
and sending an empty reply.
Some googling reveils, that this case is a correct use of SERVFAIL.
Just unfortunate that dig does not use +nofail by default (which I
expected by reading the first paragraphs of its man-page)
> My python script answers with END if it doesn't handle the domain. Is
> this correct? (Or should I FAIL at some point?)
SERVFAIL seems to be a good / correct answer, so END seems to be fine.
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