forwarder vs db.cache

Cricket Liu cricket at
Mon Dec 30 20:55:11 UTC 2002

On Monday, December 30, 2002, at 01:10  PM, Jun Wang wrote:

> If my DNS server is configured with both forwarders
> and db.cache with type "hint", and when there is query
> to my DNS server for a zone unknown to it, will my DNS
> server redirect the query to the forwarders or to
> those root DNS servers listed in db.cache? If to both
> forwarders and root DNS servers, then in what order?

First it'll use the forwarders.  If they don't respond for some time,
it'll try normal recursive name resolution, unless you've
configured the name server to operate in forward only mode.


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