Problem with forward zone and recursion

Mark_Andrews at Mark_Andrews at
Thu Oct 3 21:51:07 UTC 2002

> Thanks for your answer Mark.
> At 2:50 PM -0500 10/1/02, Mark Damrose wrote:
> >Feature.  Forwarding is only done when the query is recursive.
> Hmm. I did not know this.
> >The next question is: Why are name servers sending you iterative queries?
> >If they are configured to forward to you, they should be sending you
> >recursive queries.  If your server is delegated authority for this zone
> >(named in an NS record in the domain or the parent), you should be a slave.
> The situation is a bit different. I have a BIND name server, where the
> actual forward declarations are configured. This server is authoritative
> for a number of zones, however the actual zone data is in
> another, non-BIND server.
> We're using the forward declaration to tell the BIND server to forward the
> queries to the real name servers. Moving the zone data to the BIND server
> is not an option, as this data is derived in real time from various
> databases.
> Is there any way to have the BIND server forward all question, recursive or
> not, to another server without changing the NS records of each zone?

	No.  Adjust the delegation to point to the other server.

> Thanks in advance.
> -lem
Mark Andrews, Internet Software Consortium
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