host tool used for RIPE hostcounts
Jim Reid jim at rfc1035.com
Mon Nov 26 23:41:15 CET 2001
>>>>> "Olafur" == Olafur Osvaldsson <oli at isnic.is> writes: Olafur> We've been using the host tool from ftp.ripe.net for the Olafur> hostcounts since I don't remember when but noticed some Olafur> strange behaviour this month. Olafur> We got a bunch of these errors: Olafur> *** incomplete resource record for Olafur> ppp129-110.islandssimi.is, offset 8186 ;; response Olafur> truncated to 8192 bytes ;; got answer, 23618 bytes: ;; Olafur> ns_initparse: Message too long *** expand error in Olafur> resource record for islandssimi.is, offset 8186 Olafur> After some diging it looks like this only happens when Olafur> transfering from nameservers with version 9 of bind, wich Olafur> seems to be sending the whole transfer at once instead of Olafur> sending one RR at a time like bind 8 does. Er not quite. The default mode for zone transfers in BIND9 is many-answers. It tries to pack as many RRs into each packet as possible -- not necessarily the whole zone! -- instead of just one RR at a time. Who maintains that host program now? ISTR Brad Knowles mumbling something about taking on that responsibility.
[ dns-wg Archives ]