Forwarding question

Jeff Stevens jeff1132 at
Fri Dec 10 23:53:41 UTC 2004

Jeff Stevens wrote:
> If a server knows a domains SOA record, but lacks any glue (A records) 
> for the NS in the SOA, will it still attempt to resolve queries for that 
> domain using any configured forwarders?

I found the answer, its actually one I had gotten in the past from Mark 

	This configuration needs a hints zone.

	The only times when hints are not required are when named is a

	* root server.
	* global "forward only;" is enabled.

	Neither of these conditions are being met.

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