What an authorative nameserver is down?

Mark_Andrews at isc.org Mark_Andrews at isc.org
Wed Jan 22 01:28:38 UTC 2003

> Hi,
> I have never come accross this problem before but have experienced it
> twice in a week, so I thought I would ask.
> I recently took a complaint from a user that they could not connect to
> a website. I looked into this, and the issue was one of the domains
> name servers was down.
> I honestly thought that in that situation my nameserver should list
> that server as "unavailable" for a little while and check any of the
> other name servers for the domain it was looking up. This behaviour
> was not occuring, and it meant that people using my DNS server could
> not get to anything inside that domain.
> I running Debian woody, with 8.3.3 supplied by Debian.
> WHat is the ocrrent behaviour for bind if someones nameserver is down?
> Thanks,
> Stewart James

	It will try the other servers.  If you want further help you need
	to supply details like the domain name.  Which servers were down

Mark Andrews, Internet Software Consortium
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