A Further Question about query-source

Stacey Jonathan Marshall stacey.marshall at oracle.com
Wed Sep 8 16:34:18 UTC 2010

  dig does not use named.conf.  If you hadn't specified the server to 
ask (using @ syntax) then resolv.conf is used as source for initial server.


On 08/09/2010 17:13, b19141 at anl.gov wrote:
> I have DNS severs with multiple addresses.  They are running 9.7.1-P2.
> On the servers I have
>       query-source;
> to tell BIND to use one of the DNS addresses for its queries.
> Yesterday on the box I issued
>       dig example.com @someserver.example.com
> and the query was sent using the non-DNS address.  I expected the
> "query-source" directive to send the query over the
> IP address and not one of the other three addresses on the box.
> Is "query-source" not honored because I specified the DNS server
> I wanted to query?  Thanks.
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