Static IP resolving in BIND 8.x

Michael Kjorling michael at
Wed Feb 6 13:32:37 UTC 2002

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No. I asked this a while back as well, with regards to RFC 2317-style
delegation, and was told that there is no way to do such a thing. And
frankly that makes sense. If the server's authorative data says that
there is no such data or no such name in the DNS, then why should it
go off and start asking others? The consequences of that would simply
be insane. Think about the load it would place on the root servers.

That said, there are a few ways you can get the same effect. For
example, you can set each name you want to be authorative for up as an
individual zone. Or, better yet, use a different zone name in the
first place. Just remember to make your other DNS servers (if any)
aware of this so they don't follow the standard delegation chain from
the root servers downwards and end up with a NXDOMAIN response.

Michael Kjörling

On Feb 6 2002 12:46 +0100, Oliver Neumann wrote:

> So now will be resolved to ... that's clear.
> But now imagine there is also an and this domain should be
> resolved via ROOT-DNS-Server. Can I set up the system that way, that every
> * subdomain which cannot be resolved within my zone-file, will be
> tried via root-servers?
> Oliver Neumann

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