Subject: Re: DNS question
To: Dave Huang <>
From: Brett Lymn <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/06/1998 16:10:03
According to Dave Huang:
>Anyways, most DNS queries use UDP, not TCP... (I think only zone
>transfer uses TCP?)

Not only for zone transfers, IIR my DNS correctly a tcp connection is
used if the return data would overflow a udp packet.  Telnet'ing to
the DNS port should give you a connection since bind should be
listening on the TCP port.

Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, British Aerospace Australia
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