forwarding a subdomain
dsparro at gmail.com
Tue Nov 16 20:34:46 UTC 2004
On Mon, 15 Nov 2004 18:56:36 -0800, Edward Buck
<ed at bashware_removeme_.net> wrote:
> If I delegate a subdomain to a nameserver, intuitively I would expect
> that nameserver to be authoritative for that subdomain regardless of
> whether the zone data is master, slave or a forward.
The DNS would expect the same. However, the fact that a delegation
exists doesn't make the delegated to server authoritative. A
nameserver is authoritative only if it has data for the zone itself.
In your situation, the nameserver is not authoritative because it has
to forward the query to another sever.
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