Re: [dnsext] Spec for AA in query meaning AA-only?

Evan Hunt <each@isc.org> Tue, 08 February 2011 19:35 UTC

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> > I see +aaonly for dig.  Not finding a reference.
> 
> This is apparently an historic relic. I presume that at some point in the
> distant past some servers must have assigned a meaning to AA being set in
> a query.

dig is a DNS debugging tool; it's capable of sending oddly-formed queries
so as to find out how servers respond.  Just because dig can do something
doesn't mean it's a good idea. :)

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