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

Ken A ka at pacific.net
Fri Mar 5 15:55:33 UTC 2010

Yes, thank you. I should have mentioned that I was familiar with +trace, 
but I'm parsing the output, so a short answer is preferable.
+short needs some work, imho.
+norec +answer +authority is right.


On 3/4/2010 12:58 PM, Chris Adams wrote:
> 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

Ken Anderson
Pacific Internet - http://www.pacific.net

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