[dns-operations] How does resolver query works

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Wed Mar 10 15:09:40 UTC 2010

On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 10:04:08AM -0500,
 Edward Lewis <Ed.Lewis at neustar.biz> wrote 
 a message of 19 lines which said:

>> IMHO, no. RFC 1035 (section 7.2) clearly said that the list of name
>> servers for a domain, in the resolver's memory, is a list of
>> *addresses*, not of names.
> It probably does depend on the implementation, no matter what words in a 
> specification say.  A lot of older code probably incorrectly used 
> gethostbyname and hardcoded "hp->h_addr_list[0]" to grab just the first 
> IP.

We're not talking of the same thing: I was referring to a resolver (a
name server) and you talk about an application.

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