BIND Authorative forwarding caching server

dan at dan at
Fri Nov 4 21:08:18 UTC 2005


Can BIND be set up to not have ANY zone files, and just be an
authoritative forwarder? So the real DNS server is on the internal
network and say 3 publicly facing DNS servers are just caching queries.
We can't use zone transfers/slave configurations.

I need a named.conf SOMETHING like this:

options {
     directory "/var/named";
     pid-file "";
     allow-query { any; };
     auth-nxdomain yes;
     forwarders {;};
     forward only;

Unfortunaly, the auth-nxdomain flag doesn't do it.
I am not looking for a debate on the architecture - just wishing to
know if it is possible.

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