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comment Why does this DNS lookup fail for me but work for others?
I've added some more information that might be helpful (see "Day Two" above). If you have any thoughts, it would be great to get your input :-).
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comment Why does this DNS lookup fail for me but work for others?
I appreciate your position, but it's simply not possible to provide the host name. However, +1 for useful information.
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comment Why does this DNS lookup fail for me but work for others?
Hi Joris. Caching had definitely occurred to me. I'll add the +trace results to my question.
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comment Why does this DNS lookup fail for me but work for others?
Hi Mircea. At the end of the day I'm basically doing the same thing. Even though I'm asking for a specific host name, rather than NS records, I'm getting a list of authorities and "following the trail", but I get stuck at the query to example.com-NS-IP, which either times out or fails with SERVFAIL.
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comment Why does this DNS lookup fail for me but work for others?
@joeqwerty That what I was afraid of :-(. I understand your reaction, but this is on behalf of a customer whose name I am not at liberty to disclose. The customer's identity will be obvious if I include the host name. I'm hoping someone can help me figure this out without the specifics, but I'm aware of the realities :-(.
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comment Why does this DNS lookup fail for me but work for others?
I realized this wasn't as clear as it could have been :-). I edited the question, hope it makes more sense now.
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