UDP/DNS testing dnscache (from djbdns 1.05)

Jeremy Kister argus-01 at jeremykister.com
Fri Mar 12 16:03:58 EST 2004

On Fri Mar 12 12:56:00 EST 2004, Jeff Weisberg wrote:
>| Host "ns2" {
>|  Service UDP/DNS {
>| Any Ideas?
>FAQ #6?

I didnt realize that a NS lookup still sent a status query; I was using

           Host "ns2" {
               Service UDP/DNSQ {
                sendnotify:     no
                expect: ^...(\x80|\x00)

in conjunction with the previous listed config, but thought that argus
wouldnt care about a status query when asking for a specific record/type.
speaking of which, why does argus care about a status query when asking for
yahoo's ns records?

i think the FAQ should be updated to specifically say that any queries to
either tinydns or dnscache from the dbjdns package must not use UDP/DNS...
(to prevent dumbo's like me who kinda knew the answer from making the

Jeremy Kister

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