[Pdns-users] NS answer inconsistency between implementations for delegated zone

Peter van Dijk peter.van.dijk at netherlabs.nl
Fri Mar 16 14:05:37 UTC 2012

Hello Rémi,

On Mar 16, 2012, at 14:45 , Peter van Dijk wrote:

> Hello Rémi,
> On Mar 16, 2012, at 14:31 , Remi Gacogne wrote:
>> I noticed a difference in the behavior of bind, powerdns (using bind or MySQL backend) and nsd regarding the answer to an NS query
>> for a delegated zone. Powerdns is responding to the query by putting corresponding NS RRs into the ANSWER section,
>> whereas bind and nsd are putting them into the AUTHORITY section.
>> I am not sure what the correct answer is, as I haven't found a clear specification on this case yet.
> I believe both responses are valid; but I'm not seeing the behaviour you describe. When I test with PowerDNS 3.0 the NS-records always end up in AUTHORITY - what version are you running?

As discussed on dns-operations, reposting it here for the benefit of pdns-users readers: we do this wrong in -some- backends. This will be fixed today.

Kind regards,
Peter van Dijk

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