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[Unbound-users] Question about qtype=any

Likun Zhang
Fri Jul 8 04:52:47 CEST 2011

Hi Luo Ce


My personal opinion,


ANY means the client want to know all the records configured for the query name, so I don’t think it’s meaningful to give extra information.


Other opinion?





From: unbound-users-bounces at [mailto:unbound-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Luo Ce
Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 9:31 AM
To: unbound-users at
Subject: [Unbound-users] Question about qtype=any


Hi all,


When I use unbound and send a query with qtype = any

dig @localhost any

unbound returns me the following results:

; (1 server found)

;; global options: +cmd

;; Got answer:

;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 11161

;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 7, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0



;                        IN      ANY


;; ANSWER SECTION:         604800  IN      CNAME       300     IN      A       300     IN      A       300     IN      A       300     IN      A       300     IN      A       300     IN      A


I just want to know whether the A records are needed for the qtype any, cos when I send the same query to bind, it only returns me the cname answer.




Luo Ce


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