[dns-operations] Client retry behavour?

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Thu May 10 08:33:59 UTC 2007

On Wed, May 09, 2007 at 09:20:19AM -0700,
 David Conrad <drc at virtualized.org> wrote 
 a message of 21 lines which said:

> I suspect it would make more sense for most everybody to run a local
> caching server (or "full resolver" or "recursive nameserver").

A big operational warning: it will seriously complicate DNS debugging
for the system administrator. Currently, if a customer / user
complains "Not able to resolve www.example.org", I can dig my BIND to
see what's going on and restart / fix it if there is something
wrong. With a big and complicated program, the resolver, on the user's
machine, all bets are off...

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