Are secondary servers authoritative?
roy at nlnetlabs.nl
Fri Mar 31 08:23:44 UTC 2000
On 30 Mar 2000, Rick Osterberg wrote:
> Simple question that I've searched for and can't find a straight
> answer. If server ns2.acme.com is a _secondary_ server for the domain
> acme.com (perhaps the primary is ns1.acme.com), should ns2.acme.com be
> returning authoritative or non-authoritative responses to queries for the
> domain acme.com?
To the outside world, there is no distinction between secondary and
primary name-servers. They both answer authoritative in the example you
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