Forwarding under which conditions?
barmar at alum.mit.edu
Tue Jun 13 01:37:44 UTC 2006
In article <e6jbld$29hg$1 at sf1.isc.org>,
Arik Raffael Funke <arik.funke at gmx.de> wrote:
> I am connecting a relatively small network via an ADSL connection
> (128kbit up) to the ISP. I have currently set up dns forwarding for my
> local clients to the ISP DNS Servers. I was now looking for a way to
> automatically update the forwarders directive in the config. While doing
> so I stumbled over an apparent controversy of whether or not to use.
> Unfortunately the list archive have not helped me to decide whether in
> my situation it should or should not be used.
> Can anybody summarise briefly when to and when not to use forwarding? I
> thought I use local caching such as to speed up queries.
Use forwarding when there's something preventing you from contacting
other servers on the Internet, like a firewall.
Whether you use forwarding or not, your server will still cache the
Barry Margolin, barmar at alum.mit.edu
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