I ran the following command on linux
>> dig .
I got the following response
;; AUTHORITY SECTION: . 281 IN SOA A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. NSTLD.VERISIGN-GRS.COM. 2010032400 1800 900 604800 86400
- why does the response not contain the IP address of the root server?
- what do the numbers at the end of the reply mean. one of them is probably (definitely) the date.
- why does it report 2 root servers a.root and nstld.verisign?
when i send the following queries
;; AUTHORITY SECTION:com. 51 IN SOA a.gtld-servers.net. nstld.verisign-grs.com. 1269425283 1800 900 604800 86400
again i do not get the ip addresses. when i query for the gtld server specified i can get the ip address. why is the response of
dig net. same as that of
dig com. except that instead of 51 we have 19 in the response.