Root server cannot be a forwarder?

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at
Fri Oct 20 09:51:40 UTC 2006

On Wed, Oct 18, 2006 at 12:01:38PM -0700,
 yinzhang57 at <yinzhang57 at> wrote 
 a message of 66 lines which said:

> A Windows root server 

I don't think there is even one root name server which runs Microsoft
Windows. Are you sure that you really mean "root server" and not
"authoritative server"?

(And, in the latter case, yes, a BIND authoritative name server can do
recursion as well and so can be a forwarder.)

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