On Wed, Mar 21, 2007 at 01:23:39PM -0700, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> Hi, Doug--
> 
> On Mar 21, 2007, at 11:17 AM, Doug Poland wrote:
> [ ...named logs... ]
> >I trimmed out date/time stamp and it's obvious what the client,
> >IP#port, query: name are for.  Also, I get what the: IN  A MX  SOA
> >PTR flags are.  But what do the following characters mean?
> >
> >-
> >+
> >AAAA -
> >AAAA +
> >-E
> >
> >I googled and did a little experimenting with dig but sure would be
> >nice if there's a document out there that describes all these.
> 
> Using the source (/usr/src/contrib/bind9/bin/named/query.c) suggests:
> 
>         ns_client_log(client, NS_LOGCATEGORY_QUERIES,  
> NS_LOGMODULE_QUERY,
>                       level, "query: %s %s %s %s%s%s", namebuf,  
> classname,
>                       typename, WANTRECURSION(client) ? "+" : "-",
>                       (client->signer != NULL) ? "S": "",
>                       (client->opt != NULL) ? "E" : "");
> 
> AAAA refers to an IPv6 address lookup, similar to an IPv4 "A"  
> lookup.  "+" or "-" indicates whether the client requested recursion,  
> and perhaps suggests whether it infers whether it should be talking  
> to a nameserver which is authoritative for a given zone.  "S" would  
> indicate the response was cryptographically signed using TSIG or  
> whatever BIND's nickname for PKI is, and "E" seems to indicate  
> whether one of the following two options is set:
> 
> /*
> * This option is deprecated since we now only consider nibbles.
> #define DNS_BYADDROPT_IPV6NIBBLE        0x0001
> */
> #define DNS_BYADDROPT_IPV6INT           0x0002
> 
Well, why didn't I think of going to the source?  That makes a little
more sense.  I was afraid those - and E symbols were indicating some
type of error.   Thanks for the info.


-- 
Regards,
Doug
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