Hi,
We hare having a weird problems. A domain lookup for a particilar
domain
Produces different results dependant on whether or not the +trace flag
is used.

Any ideas?

[root@monet1 etc]# named -v
BIND 9.2.4

See dig outputs below:

################################################## ###############
# 1st dig run
################################################## ###############
[root@monet1 etc]# rndc flush
[root@monet1 etc]# dig @10.10.10.20 heartofphilosophy.com

; <<>> DiG 9.2.4 <<>> @10.10.10.20 heartofphilosophy.com
; (1 server found)
;; global options: printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: SERVFAIL, id: 2935
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;heartofphilosophy.com. IN A

;; Query time: 358 msec
;; SERVER: 10.10.10.20#53(10.10.10.20)
;; WHEN: Thu Feb 8 10:42:47 2007
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 39

################################################## ###############
# 2nd dig run
################################################## ###############
[root@monet1 etc]# rndc flush
[root@monet1 etc]# dig +trace @10.10.10.20 heartofphilosophy.com

; <<>> DiG 9.2.4 <<>> +trace @10.10.10.20 heartofphilosophy.com
; (1 server found)
;; global options: printcmd
.. 518400 IN NS J.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.. 518400 IN NS K.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.. 518400 IN NS L.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.. 518400 IN NS M.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.. 518400 IN NS A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.. 518400 IN NS B.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.. 518400 IN NS C.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.. 518400 IN NS D.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.. 518400 IN NS E.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.. 518400 IN NS F.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.. 518400 IN NS G.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.. 518400 IN NS H.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
.. 518400 IN NS I.ROOT-SERVERS.NET.
;; Received 228 bytes from 10.10.10.20#53(10.10.10.20) in 1 ms

com. 172800 IN NS A.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com. 172800 IN NS G.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com. 172800 IN NS H.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com. 172800 IN NS C.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com. 172800 IN NS I.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com. 172800 IN NS B.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com. 172800 IN NS D.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com. 172800 IN NS L.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com. 172800 IN NS F.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com. 172800 IN NS J.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com. 172800 IN NS K.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com. 172800 IN NS E.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
com. 172800 IN NS M.GTLD-SERVERS.NET.
;; Received 511 bytes from 192.58.128.30#53(J.ROOT-SERVERS.NET) in 310
ms

heartofphilosophy.com. 172800 IN NS ns1.alexsrv30.com.
heartofphilosophy.com. 172800 IN NS ns2.alexsrv30.com.
;; Received 117 bytes from 192.5.6.30#53(A.GTLD-SERVERS.NET) in 1004 ms

heartofphilosophy.com. 14400 IN A 75.126.34.72
heartofphilosophy.com. 86400 IN NS ns1.alexsrv30.com.
heartofphilosophy.com. 86400 IN NS ns2.alexsrv30.com.
;; Received 133 bytes from 75.126.27.219#53(ns1.alexsrv30.com) in 201 ms


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