Master for root and per-zone forwarding

Kevin Darcy kcd at
Mon Dec 16 17:59:14 UTC 2002

Tim Maestas wrote:

>>I think you've answered your own question. Per-domain forwarding only 
>>works when the domain is actually delegated. So you need to delegate 
>>*and* define the zone as "type forward".
>>At least this is true in BIND 8. I haven't played around with forwarding 
>>much in BIND 9, so I'm not sure if it is the same in this regard. I've 
>>always found the delegation requirement to be rather counter-intuitive: 
>>since you're forwarding, why should you even care whether the domain is 
>>delegated or not?
>>                                                        - Kevin
>Kevin, thanks for the reponse.  I'm glad I'm not going crazy.  Out of 
>curiosity, is this BIND 8 requirement of delegating AND type forwarding 
>documented anywhere?  Also, do you know what happens if your delegation is 
>to different servers than are listed in your forwarders list in the type 
>forward zone?  Which servers actually get sent the query?
I don't believe it is documented anywhere.

The forwarders get sent the query. Per-domain forwarding would be pretty 
useless otherwise.

                                    - Kevin

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