external DNS

Chris Buxton cbuxton at menandmice.com
Tue Dec 11 18:28:26 UTC 2007

Add to your options statement in named.conf:

forwarders {; };

That way, when asked for anything your server doesn't already know,  
your server will forward the query off to the ISP's server. When the  
answer comes back, your server will cache it and forward the result  
back to the client.

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On Dec 11, 2007, at 8:22 AM, prashant wrote:

> Hi All,
> I am new to BIND and would like to have the following setup for my  
> LAN.
> BIND is configured to resolve any request from any host in the LAN.
> And the BIND server's IP address is All host having this
> DNS entry resolve all the services.
> I would also like to add my ISP DNS so that anything which cannot be
> resolved by the internal BIND DNS
> is resolved by the external DNS which is
> Any one can help me with that.. where to add additional config to as  
> to
> allow this.
> Many thanks
> Prashant

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