Adding records to a domain I don't control for anyone who uses my nameserver

Barry Margolin barmar at
Sat Feb 28 04:10:26 UTC 2009

In article <go6pea$2rua$1 at>,
 Brandon Dimcheff <bdimchef at> wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm trying to configure BIND to add some records to a domain that I  
> don't control, so that anybody who uses my nameserver will have the  
> additional records.  Specifically, I'm trying to add xmpp SRV records  
> so our jabber infrastructure that uses our nameserver can contact a  
> handful of domains properly.  All other records for the domain should  
> work as defined by their authoritative server.
> Example:
> dig @ SRV should return my SRV  
> record hosted by my server
> dig @ A should return's A record by  
> recursive lookup
> Does anybody have any suggestions?  I've tried a few different things,  
> but none of them seem to have worked.

I don't think you can do this with BIND.  Its database is organized by 
names, not types.  If a server is authoritative for a name, it will 
never recurse for that name.

Barry Margolin, barmar at
Arlington, MA
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