BIND Authorative forwarding caching server

Dan Glass dan at
Sat Nov 5 18:25:21 UTC 2005


Actually, the caching nameserver will only be caching my own domain names.

Brad Knowles wrote:

> At 3:13 PM -0800 2005-11-04, dan at wrote:
>>                                                                  Rather
>>  than having many DNS servers, I was hoping to have some
>>  caching/forwarding slaves that all forward to a couple of masters, so
>>  that each slave wont need it's own extenal database.
>     BIND can serve data in one of two ways -- as an authoritative 
> server, or as a caching server.  Either way, you've got some sort of 
> database that you're operating from.
>     Your caching resolvers are presumably going to serve data from a 
> lot of domains other than the ones that you own yourself.  What's 
> wrong with having them cache the data from your own servers?  If there 
> is a problem with caching the data from your own servers, then why not 
> set the TTLs really low?

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