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Re: Re: Root DNS Server Issues?

  • From: David Van Duzer
  • Date: Tue Oct 01 19:55:43 2002

On Tue, 2002-10-01 at 17:46, John Neiberger wrote:
> 
> We're getting responses from the root servers, the names just 
> aren't resolving.  From a windows NT machine the error is "Non-
> existent Domain".  
> 
> Ah, I just noticed something.  The packet length for the DNS 
> response is supposed to be 510 bytes but it's being truncated 
> to 128.  What the heck would cause that??  
> 
> John


The maximum size of a DNS UDP update is 512 bytes, otherwise TCP will be
utilized.  A SERVFAIL response might very well be only 128 bytes.  You
might want to make sure your root hints file is correct.

-dvd





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