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FS#1067 - misleading output from busybox nslookup applet (lede variant) where no query type is provided #6003

openwrt-bot opened this issue Oct 16, 2017 · 0 comments


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LEDE_TAINTS="no-all busybox"
LEDE_RELEASE="LEDE Reboot SNAPSHOT r5032-9e9696a"

Description: where no query type is provided to nslookup busybox applet, nslookup assumes A + AAAA queries (if the domain argument cannot be converted into a ptr). Then, if the A query succeeds but AAAA fails (for example, no record for an IPv6 address for the given hostname), nslookup returns "Can't find hostname: No answer". The "no answer" response looks puzzling. One has to review the the nslookup applet's source code to understand that there is nothing wrong with the DNS server.

For example:

root@LEDE:~# nslookup cam1 localhost
Server: localhost
Address: ::1#53

Name: cam1
Address 1:
*** Can't find cam1: No answer

Suggested fix: either add type information in the response, like "type A: X.X.X.X, type AAAA: can't find hostname: no answer", or omit the AAAA response if only A record is found.

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