[dns-operations] RFC2308, negative answer caching, and the largest gTLDs
andrew at vivalibre.com
Wed Mar 7 23:26:36 UTC 2018
As we Shirley all often do, I was browsing RFC2308 (
https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2308 ) and noticed that a caching resolver
is supposed to cache negative answers for "x" seconds, where x is the lower
of these two values: SOA MIN field and SOA TTL.
The excerpt in question (emphasis mine):
Name servers authoritative for a zone MUST include the SOA record of
the zone in the authority section of the response when reporting an
NXDOMAIN or indicating that no data of the requested type exists.
This is required so that the response may be cached. *The TTL of this
record is set from the minimum of the MINIMUM field of the SOA record
and the TTL of the SOA itself, and indicates how long a resolver may
cache the negative answer.* The TTL SIG record associated with the
SOA record should also be trimmed in line with the SOA's TTL.
I posit that this implies that a given zone's SOA TTL and SOA MIN should
generally be the same.
However, com/net/org have 900 for SOA TTL and 86400 for SOA MIN. Why?
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