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From: Rob de Wit <>
Subject: Re: [musl] Clarification on the NOERROR resolving choices
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2023 17:05:13 +0200	[thread overview]
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Op di 27 jun 2023 om 16:36 schreef Rich Felker <>:

> It's not a matter of whether it's something other than A or AAAA; just
> that you have a wildcard in your search domain path. This will never
> give acceptable results unless your goal is to intercept all lookups
> and have them return the same thing (either NODATA or a fixed
> address).
> Rich

Thanks for the explanation and quick response.

I'm not sure I agree that NOERROR is a valid response if some other record
is queried for. I mean most other implentations do the other thing so even
if this is the correct way, a lot of compatibility is broken, but that is
up to you guys.

This last bit really shows where we went wrong. I'll remember not to use a
wildcard without a proper subdomain (lightly). If I had a wildcard A in the
domain (without subdomain) it would have broken even more by resulting in
the same address for every host tried.

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  reply	other threads:[~2023-06-27 15:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-06-27 14:12 Rob de Wit
2023-06-27 14:36 ` Rich Felker
2023-06-27 15:05   ` Rob de Wit [this message]
2023-06-27 15:22     ` Rich Felker

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