forward and delegate

Hanrong Jiang hanrong.jiang at
Tue Jun 13 05:49:39 UTC 2006

I setup a DNS as below :

in named.conf:

options {
        directory        "/var/named";
        forward         first;
        forwarders      { } ;

zone ""
    type master;
    file "";


xxx    A
abc    NS
abcdns    A

when I want to lookup a host "", the server first contact
the forwarders to get the host address, not send the request to directly, Why ?

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