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nobody
12:59

.de / denic failure

I noticed .de domains were not resolving as expected. While debugging, it turns out some DNS servers of the denic seem to be out of sync.

This is a ``nice" query, created by resolving a well known domain on the denic nameservers:
---snip---
nihilus@zeus:~$ dig -t NS de

; <<>> DiG 9.5.1-P3 <<>> -t NS de
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 61752
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 6, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 9

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;de.                IN    NS

;; ANSWER SECTION:
de.            86400    IN    NS    z.nic.de.
de.            86400    IN    NS    c.de.net.
de.            86400    IN    NS    l.de.net.
de.            86400    IN    NS    a.nic.de.
de.            86400    IN    NS    s.de.net.
de.            86400    IN    NS    f.nic.de.

;; ADDITIONAL SECTION:
a.nic.de.        2191    IN    A    194.0.0.53
a.nic.de.        2191    IN    AAAA    2001:678:2::53
c.de.net.        2191    IN    A    208.48.81.43
f.nic.de.        2191    IN    A    81.91.164.5
f.nic.de.        2191    IN    AAAA    2001:608:6:6::10
l.de.net.        2191    IN    A    77.67.63.105
l.de.net.        2191    IN    AAAA    2001:668:1f:11::105
s.de.net.        2191    IN    A    195.243.137.26
z.nic.de.        2191    IN    A    194.246.96.1

;; Query time: 819 msec
;; SERVER: 127.0.0.1#53(127.0.0.1)
;; WHEN: Wed May 12 14:50:27 2010
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 306

nihilus@zeus:~$ for i in a.nic.de c.de.net f.nic.de l.de.net s.de.net z.nic.de; do dig fefe.de @$i; done

; <<>> DiG 9.5.1-P3 <<>> fefe.de @a.nic.de
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 9590
;; flags: qr aa rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0
;; WARNING: recursion requested but not available

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;fefe.de.            IN    A

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
de.            7200    IN    SOA    f.nic.de. its.denic.de. 2010051253 7200 7200 3600000 7200

;; Query time: 23 msec
;; SERVER: 2001:678:2::53#53(2001:678:2::53)
;; WHEN: Wed May 12 14:50:54 2010
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 77

[...]

; <<>> DiG 9.5.1-P3 <<>> fefe.de @z.nic.de
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NXDOMAIN, id: 40763
;; flags: qr aa rd; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 1, ADDITIONAL: 0
;; WARNING: recursion requested but not available

;; QUESTION SECTION:
;fefe.de.            IN    A

;; AUTHORITY SECTION:
de.            7200    IN    SOA    f.nic.de. its.denic.de. 2010051253 7200 7200 3600000 7200

;; Query time: 12 msec
;; SERVER: 194.246.96.1#53(194.246.96.1)
;; WHEN: Wed May 12 14:50:54 2010
;; MSG SIZE  rcvd: 77

---snip---

As you see, at least a.nic.de and z.nic.de return an NXDOMAIN for a registered and correctly configured domain.
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