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- Subject: [ih] qdcount
- From: larrysheldon at cox.net (Larry Sheldon)
- Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 20:41:42 -0600
- In-reply-to: <[email protected]>
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On 2/11/2016 13:29, John Kristoff wrote:
> The DNS specs refer to the QDCOUNT, ANCOUNT, NSCOUNT and ARCOUNT fields
> in the DNS header. I've always assumed ANCOUNT = ANswer COUNT, NSCOUNT
> = Name Server(s) COUNT, ARCOUNT = Additional Record(s) COUNT and QDCOUNT
> = Query COUNT, but what does the 'D' stand for, if anything? Data?
Did a little Binging about and discovered that the question has been
asked, but not answered in a satisfying* way.
Makes you wonder if there is an insider'a cruel joke involved.
This was BOTL, in my opinion:
*a "satisfying answer" is different (or might be) from a "satisfactory
sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Juvenal)