[Pdns-users] Interestin g AXFR response

Peter van Dijk peter.van.dijk at netherlabs.nl
Mon Dec 24 21:05:20 UTC 2012

Hello Ed,

On Dec 24, 2012, at 19:55 , Ed wrote:

> Running pdns 3.1 on Scientific Linux  6, 64 bit,  [ pdns from epel repo ] 
> I'm getting a srtrange response to an AXFR request.  Pdns sends the zone okay but it has 2 SOA records in it.  One SOA record at the beginning of the zone and one SOA record at the end of the zone.  Both the SOA records match.
> The command to retrieve the zone used was :  dig AXFR  zone.name  @name.server  ...  Bind doesn't do this.  Is this a bug or a feature ?

A zone transfer always has the SOA at the beginning and at the end. If your BIND does not do it, your BIND is broken!

Kind regards,
Peter van Dijk
Netherlabs Computer Consulting BV - http://www.netherlabs.nl/

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