Jim Reid jim at rfc1035.com
Sun Mar 25 12:31:24 UTC 2001

>>>>> "Stephen" == Stephen Amadei <amadei at dandy.net> writes:

    Stephen> Is it possible to get nsupdate to use a different
    Stephen> nameserver than your default nameserver in resolv.conf?

It depends what you mean by "use". nsupdate will use the nameserver(s)
listed in resolv.conf to find the SOA record for the zone that is to
be updated. It then sends the update to the MNAME field of that record.
If your "default nameserver in resolv.conf" happens to be the master
server for some zones, it probably shouldn't be listed in resolv.conf.
There should be a separation between caching servers -- those queried
by stub resolvers -- and authoritative servers -- those queried by
other name servers.

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