Turning off recusion

churchers at gmail.com churchers at gmail.com
Thu Oct 19 16:16:07 UTC 2006

We have 3 nameservers which are now authorative for about 1000 domain
names and have,
unfortunately, been historically used as general purpose resolvers.

I would like to turn off recusion but if I do, they start reporting any
domain name they don't run dns
for as being non-existant.

pegasus# ping www.google.com
ping: cannot resolve www.google.com: No address associated with name

Shouldn't they be referring the lookup to parent nameservers or am I
missing something?

I don't want to break the ability for the server itself to be able to
resolve hosts. If this means
leaving recusion on, then i'll have to leave it as it is.

More information about the bind-users mailing list