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Re: the GOV top-level domain

  • From: Deepak Jain
  • Date: Tue Sep 22 14:18:29 1998

I would have to agree, not being a dig expert, I prefer nslookup.

> server a.root-servers.net
Default Server:  a.root-servers.net
Address:  198.41.0.4

> sec.gov.
Server:  a.root-servers.net
Address:  198.41.0.4

*** a.root-servers.net can't find sec.gov.: Non-existent host/domain
>

Not a good thing usually.

-Deepak.

On Mon, 21 Sep 1998, Sean Donelan wrote:

> 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 normal DIG response for the COM top-level domain
> 
> # dig @198.41.0.4 com. ns
> ; <<>> DiG 2.2 <<>> @198.41.0.4 com. ns 
> ; (1 server found)
> ;; res options: init recurs defnam dnsrch
> ;; got answer:
> ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 10
> ;; flags: qr aa rd; Ques: 1, Ans: 11, Auth: 0, Addit: 11
> ;; QUESTIONS:
> ;;	com, type = NS, class = IN
> 
> ;; ANSWERS:
> com.	518400	NS	C.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> com.	518400	NS	D.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> com.	518400	NS	E.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> com.	518400	NS	I.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> com.	518400	NS	F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> com.	518400	NS	G.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> com.	518400	NS	J.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
> com.	518400	NS	K.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
> com.	518400	NS	A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> com.	518400	NS	H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> com.	518400	NS	B.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
> 
> ;; ADDITIONAL RECORDS:
> C.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.	3600000	A	192.33.4.12
> D.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.	3600000	A	128.8.10.90
> E.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.	3600000	A	192.203.230.10
> I.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.	3600000	A	192.36.148.17
> F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.	3600000	A	192.5.5.241
> G.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.	3600000	A	192.112.36.4
> J.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.	518400	A	198.41.0.21
> K.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.	518400	A	195.8.99.11
> A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.	3600000	A	198.41.0.4
> H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.	3600000	A	128.63.2.53
> B.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.	3600000	A	128.9.0.107
> 
> ;; Total query time: 261 msec
> ;; FROM: drgate.dra.com to SERVER: 198.41.0.4
> ;; WHEN: Mon Sep 21 18:19:02 1998
> ;; MSG SIZE  sent: 21  rcvd: 402
> 
> 
> 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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