B.2 MeTA1 Status Codes

MeTA1 further extends the protocol. The result codes it understands are:

Code Meaning
OK [result] the key was found; result contains the looked up value.
NOTFOUND the key was not found
NOMORE the key was not found, stop further search
TEMP [reason] a temporary failure occurred; optional reason field contains an explanatory message.
TIMEOUT [reason] same as ‘TEMP’.
PERM [reason] a permanent failure occurred; optional reason field contains an explanatory message.

Table B.2: MeTA1 Status Codes

The ‘NOMORE’ status indicates that the key has not been found and also instructs MTA(10) to stop any further searches using this key and its derivatives.

Footnotes

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To be precise, the smar, a component responsible for resolving various things for MeTA1.