Are secondary servers authoritative?

James Raftery james-bind-users at
Thu Mar 30 18:46:55 UTC 2000

On Thu, Mar 30, 2000 at 04:00:53PM +0000, Rick Osterberg wrote:
> (perhaps the primary is, should be
> returning authoritative or non-authoritative responses to queries for the
> domain


Primary and secondary (or master and slave if you prefer) only 
indicates where a nameserver gets its authoritative information from. A
master has a local zone file, while a slave collects its zone
over the network from a master.


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