[TriLUG] Slides from last night's DNS Presentation
mpusateri at wickedtrails.com
Fri Oct 15 14:50:54 EDT 2004
On Fri, October 15, 2004 2:06 pm, Tanner Lovelace said:
> Yes, you've missed something. A lame server is a server basically a
> server that is listed as being "authoritative" (there's a term that
> probably be defined) for a domain but when queried answers with a
> "non-authoritive" answer. See this link for more information:
>  An "authoritative" server is what that doesn't have to query
> server in response to a domain query. This includes master server
> *and* slave servers (because a slave server doesn't "query" master
> server, it transfers entire zones at a time). Authoritative servers
> be all servers referenced in NS records for a domain. For example,
> trilug, you can use the host command to see it's name servers:
> % host -t ns trilug.org
> trilug.org name server ns.wayfarer.org.
> trilug.org name server ns.trilug.org.
> But, if you do a "whois trilug.org" you actually get 3 name servers
> listed (hmm... perhaps we should fix that!). Anyway, that's what
> an "authoritative" server is.
Thanks Tanner, This clears up my mis-understanding. For some reason I
was confusing servers who have the wrong answer versus servers which
are not authoritative.
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