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Joseph S D Yao jsdy at
Tue Mar 7 18:11:06 UTC 2000

On Mon, Jan 31, 2000 at 09:30:58PM -0600
comp-protocols-dns-bind at wrote:
> From: "Mike" <Mikef217 at>
> Newsgroups: comp.protocols.dns.bind
> Subject: DNS
> Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 21:30:58 -0600
> If you had a choice between having the DNS outside the firewall or behind
> the firewall which one would you pick?  This controversy is creating turmoil
> in our office. One of the engineers wants the DNS in the DMZ and the other
> would like to have it inside. What are the pros and cons of both sides?

[Still catching up on some old mail.  Saw no answer to this one.]

Both, of course.  External DNS serves external names only.  Internal
DNS serves internal names only and forwards to external, or it serves
both ... there are variations on the theme of "split DNS".

Joe Yao				jsdy at - Joseph S. D. Yao
COSPO/OSIS Computer Support					EMT-B
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