path of slave server query for external addresses

Barry Margolin barmar at
Fri Feb 10 00:27:16 UTC 2006

In article <dsg1ta$176p$1 at>, rsesnaski at wrote:

> I think the answer is that the slave server issues it's own query to
> either the
> forwarder address or the root servers if it gets a query for a non
> local zone
> but I want to be sure. So the question is, does the slave query the
> master
> or the fowarder/root servers for an external address such as
> assuming I'm not of course.

There's no such thing as a master or slave server.  A server is a master 
for some zones, slave for other zones, and recurses for everything else.

Barry Margolin, barmar at
Arlington, MA
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