Iterative request and forwarders

Kevin Darcy kcd at
Thu Oct 5 21:20:49 UTC 2006

Clje wrote:
> Hi, 
> I'm currently making some architecture test. I have a few DNS server with
> different zone and so on...
> I've a server mastering a zone and a secondary server that forward
> everything to the master server. If I try to resolve with nslookup asking
> the secondary server to resolv a FQDN, the secondary server forward the
> request perfectly to the master server, get an answer and send it back to
> nslookup.
> But when I set nslookup for making an iterative request to the secondary
> server, then the secondary server does not forward the request at all to the
> master and just answer that It cannot resolve.
> So does just recursive request can be forwarded or does I experiment another
> problem? 
Forwarding is pretty much synonymous with recursive resolution. Since 
your query didn't request any recursion, no forwarding will be done for it.

                     - Kevin

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