From: Sascha Luck (Sascha at domain indigo.ie)
Date: Thu 26 Aug 1999 - 15:17:20 IST
Kenn Humborg wrote:
> Does anyone know exactly what this log entry means?
> Aug 26 13:12:16 cerberus named: ns_forw: \
> query(22.214.171.124.in-addr.arpa) \
> A RR negative cache entry (MIDIR.UCD.IE:) \
> learnt (NODATA=126.96.36.199:NS=188.8.131.52)
> I've been getting a lot of them recently referring to midir.ucd.ie and
> in-addr.arpa lookups in UCG's address range.
> What's a 'negative cache entry'? (My BIND book is not available
> right now...)
It means that a name server 'remembers' that a name doesn't exist. It's,
however, not supposed to be implemented at all....
-- I am Hostmaster of Borg. Prepare to be delegated. --Thomas Bridge
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