DNS Server Host's Network DNS Settings
filter at stevenstromer.com
Fri Dec 21 19:58:32 UTC 2007
This is probably a naive question, but what, if any relationship do the
DNS settings of the host have to the BIND server that the host is
hosting? (And no, this isn't a smart-as**d joke... I'm really wondering.)
This is kind of a two part question, as I imagine the potential exists
for both the host to send DNS queries to the local DNS service, and for
the DNS service to ask its host for its DNS settings.
My instinct is to think that the host will query the local DNS service
if the host's network settings are so configured, and that, vice versa,
the DNS never looks at the host's network settings.
If my assumptions are correct, then a follow-up question would be, How
should the local network DNS settings be configured on the host? 'Should
the DNS entry be 127.0.0.1, the assigned lan IP of the host (as other
hosts on the lan are configured), some other entry, such as 'localhost',
or is there some unimaginable reason why the host should never be
allowed to query the local DNS service?'
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