On Thu, 10 Mar 2005, Danny Mayer wrote:

> At 02:48 PM 3/8/2005, Roy Arends wrote:
> >Note that there is no need to prove the nonexistence of
> >test1.test2.example.com, since test2.example.com does not exist.

>
> I'm not sure that that is true. If I add the following A record to the
> example.com zone:
>
> test1.test2 10800 IN A 1.2.3.4
>
> and I don't create any records for test2 does test2.example.com
> exist,


Yes, the name exist, but there is no data at test2.

> and if I ask won't I get an NXDOMAIN response?


You'd get a NOERROR/NODATA response.

Roy

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