[Pdns-users] Re: third-party DNS tests fail with fatal errors

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Thu Feb 7 15:50:40 UTC 2008

On Wed, Feb 06, 2008 at 11:40:38AM -0800,
 Eugene Pefti <eugenep at w3media.net> wrote 
 a message of 54 lines which said:

> [TEST coherence between SOA and ANY records]: server failure (IN/ANY:
> premiere1.com.)

Besides the excellent diagnostic from Bert, let me explain what
Zonecheck does here:

* it asks for the SOA record,
* it asks for ANY records,
* it checks that the SOA record found in response to the ANY query is
  the same as the one sent in response to the SOA query (many broken
  nameservers send bogues replies when asked for ANY records).

So, you can perform the same test with:

dig @myserver SOA mydomain.
dig @myserver ANY mydomain.

and see if it's consistent.

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