Root server cannot be a forwarder?

April xiaoxia2005a at
Fri Oct 20 11:43:55 UTC 2006

Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> 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.)

I'm not talking about the Roots for the Internet, but a namespace in

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