[dns-operations] Upcoming DNS behavior changes to .com/.net/.edu name servers

Chris Adams cmadams at hiwaay.net
Thu Mar 4 18:58:23 UTC 2010

Once upon a time, Phil Pennock <dnsop+phil at spodhuis.org> said:
> On 2010-03-04 at 11:07 -0600, Ken A wrote:
> > Is there another recommended way to query the roots for a NS record, 
> > bypassing local DNS?
> dig +norec +answer +authority -t ns ZONE @SERVER ?

Rather than query a particular server (which means you have to remember
which servers are authoritative for which TLDs) when looking for an
authoritative answer, you could use +trace (always starts at the root
servers and follows delegations from there):

dig +trace +short -t ns ZONE

Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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