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Re: the GOV top-level domain

  • From: bmanning
  • Date: Mon Sep 21 20:05:06 1998

A has not been the authoritative source for .GOV for a while.
Check G.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.  

26% dig @G.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. gov. ns

; <<>> DiG 8.1 <<>> @G.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. gov. ns 
; (1 server found)
;; res options: init recurs defnam dnsrch
;; got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 10
;; flags: qr aa rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 9, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 9
;; QUERY SECTION:
;;      gov, type = NS, class = IN

;; ANSWER SECTION:
gov.                    1D IN NS        H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
gov.                    1D IN NS        G.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
gov.                    1D IN NS        F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
gov.                    1D IN NS        I.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
gov.                    1D IN NS        E.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
gov.                    1D IN NS        D.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
gov.                    1D IN NS        B.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
gov.                    1D IN NS        C.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
gov.                    1D IN NS        A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.


Looks like you hit an update "fade" on that particular server.




> Is it just me, or are other people having trouble with the GOV
> domain today.
> 
> The a.root-server.net doesn't seem to be returning the NS records
> for the GOV domain.  I'm not a 'dig' expert, so what am I doing
> wrong?
> 
> Here is a DIG response for the GOV top-level domain, notice
> it just returns an SOA record for the a.root-servers.net, no
> NS records.
> 
> 
> # dig @198.41.0.4 gov. ns
> ; <<>> DiG 2.2 <<>> @198.41.0.4 gov. ns 
> ; (1 server found)
> ;; res options: init recurs defnam dnsrch
> ;; got answer:
> ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 10
> ;; flags: qr aa rd; Ques: 1, Ans: 0, Auth: 1, Addit: 0
> ;; QUESTIONS:
> ;;	gov, type = NS, class = IN
> 
> ;; AUTHORITY RECORDS:
> .	86400	SOA	A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. hostmaster.INTERNIC.NET. (
> 			1998092000	; serial
> 			1800	; refresh (30 mins)
> 			900	; retry (15 mins)
> 			604800	; expire (7 days)
> 			86400 )	; minimum (1 day)
> 
> ;; Total query time: 269 msec
> ;; FROM: drgate.dra.com to SERVER: 198.41.0.4
> ;; WHEN: Mon Sep 21 18:18:50 1998
> ;; MSG SIZE  sent: 21  rcvd: 94
> 
> 
> 
> Here is a DIG response for a non-existant top-level domain,
> same type of response as for the GOV domain.
> 
> # dig @198.41.0.4 kasdgkasdgk. ns
> ; <<>> DiG 2.2 <<>> @198.41.0.4 kasdgkasdgk. ns 
> ; (1 server found)
> ;; res options: init recurs defnam dnsrch
> ;; got answer:
> ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 10
> ;; flags: qr aa rd; Ques: 1, Ans: 0, Auth: 1, Addit: 0
> ;; QUESTIONS:
> ;;	kasdgkasdgk, type = NS, class = IN
> 
> ;; AUTHORITY RECORDS:
> .	86400	SOA	A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. hostmaster.INTERNIC.NET. (
> 			1998092000	; serial
> 			1800	; refresh (30 mins)
> 			900	; retry (15 mins)
> 			604800	; expire (7 days)
> 			86400 )	; minimum (1 day)
> 
> ;; Total query time: 273 msec
> ;; FROM: drgate.dra.com to SERVER: 198.41.0.4
> ;; WHEN: Mon Sep 21 18:23:23 1998
> ;; MSG SIZE  sent: 29  rcvd: 102
> 
> 
> -- 
> Sean Donelan, Data Research Associates, Inc, St. Louis, MO
>   Affiliation given for identification not representation
> 





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