What does this number mean in the output of a dig command?
$ dig @126.96.36.199 medium.com a ; <<>> DiG 9.16.15-Debian <<>> @188.8.131.52 medium.com a ; (1 server found) ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 64434 ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1 ;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION: ; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 512 ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;medium.com. IN A ;; ANSWER SECTION: medium.com. 300 IN A 184.108.40.206 medium.com. 300 IN A 220.127.116.11 ;; Query time: 32 msec ;; SERVER: 18.104.22.168#53(22.214.171.124) ;; WHEN: Fri May 06 21:34:45 EDT 2022 ;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 71
What does the number
300 mean in
Is it the ranking of the records? Can't find anything online explaining it.
Pretty quick search in google for "Ding answer section" showed only very good answers
It is the TTL - after that time in seconds this entry should not be in your DNS cache anymore.