forwarder that doesn't ask root servers

Adam Tkac atkac at
Mon Sep 14 13:01:12 UTC 2009

On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 01:31:24PM +0200, Marcos Lorenzo de Santiago wrote:
> I believe bind has some root servers hardcoded inside and bind always
> looks for root servers even if you give it a list of forwarders, I see
> this in the firewall blocked connections.
> So the question is quite simple: Is there anyway to disable this? I
> mean, I just want bind to forward queries related to not-owned maps to a
> list of forwarders as FW will drop all packages going to non-local nets.
> Does any of you know how to accomplish this? 

options {
	forward only;

Regards, Adam

Adam Tkac, Red Hat, Inc.

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