Allie M Hopkins wrote:

> ANY aix machine that I run dig times out. I
> have tried 6 different aix machines with varying hardware, os version,
> software, administrators, etc. All fail. On ANY other os that I try:
> windows, openbsd, fedora, gentoo, this lookup is successful. How strange
> is that????? I dug a little deeper. When I traceroute to that nameserver,
> it never reaches it from our network.

> traceroute to ( from (, 30
> hops max

Looks like is more than 30 hops from your machines.
AIX apparently uses an initial TTL of 30 in UDP, see

That references the AIX command "no", so look into that.

Ronan Flood
working for but not speaking for
Network Services, University of London Computer Centre
(which means: don't bother ULCC if I've said something you don't like)