RFC 1034, "Domain names - concepts and facilities", November 1987Source of RFC: Legacy
Area Assignment: int
Errata ID: 4740
Reported By: Robert Edmonds
Date Reported: 2016-07-11
Section 4.3.2 says:
6. Using local data only, attempt to add other RRs which may be useful to the additional section of the query. Exit.
It should say:
6. Using local data only, attempt to add other RRs which may be useful to the additional section of the response. Exit.
Changed "query" to "response".
Section 4.3.2 describes the algorithm used by nameservers to answer queries. I.e., a nameserver receives a query from a client, and then it performs this algorithm in order to construct a response to send to the client.
Steps 1, 3, and 5 of this algorithm talk about setting fields or bits in the response, or about adding resource records to the answer section of the response, but then step 6 says to add resource records to the additional section of the *query*. This doesn't make any sense, because the server is constructing a response to a query that it's already received. "Response" must have been intended instead.