[dns-operations] SERVFAIL or REFUSED?

Billy Glynn billy.glynn at iedr.ie
Thu Mar 28 15:56:41 UTC 2013

Hi Niall,


Kind regards


On 28 Mar 2013, at 14:42, Niall O'Reilly wrote:

> Hello.  Clue needed, please.
> I thought I knew, or at least knew where to find out, which status
> should be returned by a name server which receives a recursive query
> but doesn't do recursion either at all or for the part of the network
> where the originating client is.
> I think it should always be REFUSED.  I've seen this as well as
> SERVFAIL in the wild.  Is either equally acceptable, or is only one
> strictly correct?
> TIA and VBR,
> Niall O'Reilly
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