Curious things with MaraDNS

Sam Trenholme strenholme.usenet at
Mon Aug 2 13:50:38 EDT 2010

> $ askmara
> # Querying the server with the IP
> # Remote server said: TRUNCATED
> # Question:

OK, I have just uploaded a Deadwood snapshot that will work with
packets that need DNS-over-TCP to resolve.  It can be downloaded here:

Some things to keep in mind:

* By default, Deadwood disables DNS-over-TCP.  Users who need to
handle the very rare hostname that needs DNS-over-TCP to resolve will
need to explicitly enable it by adding the following to their dwood3rc


* Deadwood does not cache packets that need DNS-over-TCP to resolve.
Deadwood only supports DNS-over-TCP for packets stub resolvers can
handle (NS referrals or incomplete CNAME answer packets will not do
the right thing if they need DNS-over-TCP)

* This is only getting fixed for Deadwood, not MaraDNS 1.x

Sebastian: Thank you for the bug report.  Let me know of any other
hostnames that Deadwood can not reply, or of any other Deadwood bugs.

- Sam

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