[afnog] DNS Issue

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at nic.fr
Mon Jun 4 14:37:21 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jun 04, 2012 at 07:18:21AM -0700,
 SM <sm at resistor.net> wrote 
 a message of 20 lines which said:

> The zone transfer is failing due to a configuration error at the
> receiving end.

Nothing in the discussion indicates this. Quite the opposite.

On Mon, Jun 04, 2012 at 04:15:22PM +0200,
 Mamothokoane Tlali(VCL) <Mamothokoane.Tlali at Vodacom.co.ls> wrote 
 a message of 134 lines which said:

> I realized that when I dig with axfr, I can successfully get the
> zone file, meaning zone transfer is enabled,

Without any warning? Because I see a warning which clearly indicates
that something is wrong:

% dig AXFR @ 200.191.41.in-addr.arpa
;; Warning: Message parser reports malformed message packet.

So, it is clearly the *sending* end which is wrong. I suspect a broken
middlebox (most middleboxes are broken) in front of the name
server. What make is the name server? 

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