Using forwarders

Barry Margolin barmar at
Wed Jun 25 04:01:23 UTC 2008

In article <g3s35f$2mmi$1 at>, Brian Feeny <bfeeny at> 

> So can anyone think of practical reasons why one would want to set
> forwarders to their ISP?  I mean, even pooling to a much larger DNS cache
> (The ISP) doesn't seem like a big win.  

Didn't we just discuss this a week or two ago?  Basically, it's a 
frequent point of debate about whether the benefit of sharing a big 
cache is worth the extra delay when something isn't in the ISP's cache 
and the dependency on a third party server's reliability and performance.

Barry Margolin, barmar at
Arlington, MA
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