Answer Client question with Referral

Feb 29, 2012 at 12:07 PM


Wonderfull lib. I'm trying to accomplish a referal answer by setting the athorative ns record and glue a records as additional... And by that telling the client to ask the another dns-servers for that answer on that domainname.

Is there a type och other status that needs to be set. My dnsclient is'nt itterating to the next dns server....

Performing nslookup tells me this:

Server:  UnKnown

Served by:



Feb 29, 2012 at 3:53 PM


that is a normal behavior, normal dnsclients will not follow ns-records. You will see the same behavior if you try to query a fqdn using one of the root nameservers and a client like nslookup.

Only resolving nameservers will follow the ns-records, but normally only if the RD flag is set on the query.

HTH, Alex