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RE: Unexpected issues with "nslookup" command

From: James Roberts-Thomson <James.RobertsThomson036_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Apr 16 2010 - 04:58:09 GMT
To: "" <>

Hi Mark,

>allow-recursion defaults to "{ localnets; localhost; };".
>If the client was not on a directly connected network it
>will NOT get recursion by default.

So it would seem; I had made an assumption about subnetting that apparently was not entirely accurate. Oh well, you know what they say about assumptions...

>When a piece of software is complaining about something it
>is usually a pretty good bet that it is right and you are

Ah! Humour. Yes, aware of the concept, thanks. :-)

Seriously, whilst I would have been suprised if I'd found a bug in a fairly well used piece of code like Bind, it has been known to happen.

Thanks for your assistance in helping my understanding of what was happening.


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