[Pdns-users] Re: PowerDNS vs. TopLayer - Response not RFC compliant?

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Fri Sep 22 09:47:32 UTC 2006

On Thu, Sep 21, 2006 at 04:51:16PM +0200,
 Jonathan (Listserv Account) <listlurker at datatruckers.net> wrote 
 a message of 51 lines which said:

>   More specifically, the QDCOUNT field of the packet (which
>   corresponds to the Question Count field) has a value that is not
>   equal to "1" - the only defined valid value for this is "1."

Clearly false. RFC 1035 says:

QDCOUNT         an unsigned 16 bit integer specifying the number of
                entries in the question section.
The question section is used to carry the "question" in most queries,
i.e., the parameters that define what is being asked.  The section
contains QDCOUNT (usually 1) entries, each of the following format:

And I find no other RFC which is more specific here.

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