[getdns-api] Question regarding "just_address_records"

Despeaux, Craig cedespeaux at verisign.com
Fri Dec 13 15:11:49 MST 2013

I am currently creating unit tests for the getdns API.  I discovered today that when I called getdns_general_sync() with name = "google.com" and request_type = GETDNS_RRTYPE_A that the top level of the replies tree contained the "just_address_records" list, which contained all of the A records that were returned in the ANSWER section.  However, the spec contains the following statement, which indicates to me that this shouldn't be included in the response for getdns_general_sync() call:

If the call was getdns_address or getdns_address_sync, the top level of replies_tree has an additional name, just_address_answers (a list). The value of just_address_answers is a list that contains all of the A and AAAA records from the answer sections of any of the replies, in the order they appear in the replies.

I brought this to Neel Goyal's attention who said it probably doesn't matter but suggested posing this question to the mailing list, and here we are.

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