Forward external queries

Kris binduser at
Fri Feb 24 09:14:04 UTC 2006

Thx for replying Kevin.

I had problems with my backup DNS server that wasn't updated correctly
(I think I posted something about that before), and I was adviced to
create a view (that I didn't use before) that contains my zones, and I
have to say that I have no more problems with transfers ...

But you're right, it's not specifically useful, because the DNS servers
here manage names for internal use only, but the new proxy resolves
against those servers. What I saw is just something like this :

24-Feb-2006 09:48:08.788 info: client 192.168.x.x#33821: view
internalview1: query: IN A +

but no results to my 'host' command (!)

What I suppose is that there's maybe a problem on the external DNS I
point to. We're a branch office so it's not directly an internet
server. I'll try with direct access to our ISP DNS server instead of
our primary office's.

Regarding the other zones, I'll remove the useless ones.

Kevin, what's the easiest way to configure a server in order to make it
forward a query directly to an external server if the queried
domainname is not in the zones defined locally ?
I thought that "forwarders" did that, but if it foward first, it's not
the purpose ...

So in the simplest example, if I have one and only master zone
"" on my DNS server for my internal network, and the
simplest BIND config for this one zone, what do I have to add to make
my server forward a query to an external server if it's not in
"" ? What are the minimum directives to add to do that ?

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