dns delegation and recursion

Stella Korakaki kors at altectelecoms.gr
Tue Feb 28 12:13:21 UTC 2006

On Mon, 27 Feb 2006 20:51:10 -0500
Barry Margolin <barmar at alum.mit.edu> wrote:

> In article <dtumto$1pup$1 at sf1.isc.org>,
>  (TM)U?II? ?OU?I?IE <skor at hellug.gr> wrote:
> > Hi all.
> > 
> > I have an authoritative only dns server running bind 9.
> > Is there any way I can permit recursion for specific zones?
> > For example I have a zone example.com which delegates some sub
> > domains to other nameservers.
> > sub.example.com.	IN NS other.dns.server.
> > 
> > I prefer not to enable recursion globaly.
> Why do you think you need this?  The queries that come in to your
> server will most likely not have the Recursion Desired flag set.  So
> even if you allowed recursion, it wouldn't be requested so you
> wouldn't do it.

Thanx for you reply.
Well it seems that with no recursion, this doesn't work. I was able to
get a correct response only when I enabled recursion.

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