[dns-operations] DNS version request

Peter van Dijk peter.van.dijk at powerdns.com
Tue Nov 27 20:08:08 UTC 2018

On 21 Nov 2018, at 17:36, Dave Lawrence wrote:

> And in the case of CHAOS class queries like version.bind, they're also
> handled local to the responding server.  While I won't make the bold
> claim that there's no DNS server software out there that might forward
> them to some other server, the ones I know of just handle it in a
> separate path that never sees forwarding or recursing.

dnsdist will cleanly forward them to the chosen backend, unless 
configured to handle them otherwise (there’s a drop example in the 
example config). Then again, we could argue if dnsdist can be considered 
a ‘DNS server’.

Kind regards,
Peter van Dijk
PowerDNS.COM BV - https://www.powerdns.com/

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