AW: "Catch-all" forwarding

Walkenhorst, Benjamin Benjamin.Walkenhorst at
Thu Dec 16 11:35:13 UTC 2004


> However, I think with the forwarders statement, you can only either:
> # forward all requests ("forward only"), or
> # forward requests first ("forward first", which is the default)
> At the moment, I'm looking for some sort of "forward if not found in 
> this server", but it seems that such thing doesn't exist 
> based from my 
> research so far.

As far as I know, BIND will only forward a request if
a) it isn't authoritative for the RR requested and
b) doesn't have the answer in its cache.

The BIND9 ARM says at
under section
Forwarding occurs only on those queries for which the server is not 
authoritative and does not have the answer in its cache.

Kind regards,

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