Forwarding troubles...

Danny Mayer mayer at
Tue Oct 8 02:56:26 UTC 2002

At 09:42 PM 10/4/02, Kevin Darcy wrote:

>Ian Farrer wrote:
> > This may be a big hole in my understanding of forwarders, but...
> >
> > I'm trying to set up some secure DNS servers that only serve their local
> > dbs, and forward everything else to a couple of internet facing servers.
> > According to DNS and bind, I just add:
> >
> > forwarders { x.x.x.x; y.y.y.y; };
> >
> > To the 'options' section of named.conf, and all should be fine. But it
> > doesn't even try to send out a request. I just get a 'Non existent host/
> > domain' reply. A 'snoop' shows that it hasn't sent a request. Any ideas?
> >
> > I'm running the *patched* version of named 8.2.somesuuch which comes with
> > Solaris 8.
>Do you have recursion disabled on the box that should be forwarding?

If you don't have it you need a "forward only;" statement as well as a
forwarders statement.

>Is the queried name in a zone for which that box is authoritative? It'll
>never forward for those.
>- Kevin

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