Turned recursion off and now lookups not working

Kirk "kirkb at dogsplace dot net" at giganews.com
Tue Oct 10 22:25:08 UTC 2006

wisptech at gmail.com wrote:
> I turned off recursive lookups in my bind server as recommended but now
> it will not resolve any domains (ie google.com) for clients.  Any help
> appreciated.  Below is my named.conf...
> options {
>         directory "/var/named";
>         dump-file "/var/named/data/cache_dump.db";
>         statistics-file "/var/named/data/named_stats.txt";
>         recursion no;
> };

I can only assume that you were using that instance of "named" for
recursive and iterative resolution.

recursive == resolution for google.com, yahoo.com, ......
iterative == resolution for *your* authoritative domains.

Not sure where the recommendation came from.  I am pretty sure if it
came from this group, they would have also informed you that if you
need recursion, you will have to provide another instance of "named"
to perform this function.  Either another "named" process on that
server or another physical server running "named".


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