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RFC 1034, "Domain names - concepts and facilities", November 1987

Source of RFC: Legacy
Area Assignment: int

Errata ID: 4740

Status: Reported
Type: Technical

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.

Notes:

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.

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