BIND 9.8.0b1 Released Today

Matus UHLAR - fantomas uhlar at
Tue Jan 25 09:26:17 UTC 2011

> >> I wonder, what are expected usages for this kinds of zones?
> >> Maybe blacklists, if we have local mirrors and traffic so high that
> >> we'd get blocked imediately?

> On Jan 24, 2011, at 5:59 AM, Cathy Almond wrote:
> > One use case is for testing new servers that aren't yet part of the main
> > Internet name space.  You can force queries for that zone to go to your
> > test servers (maybe they're running new software, maybe they're testing
> > DNSSEC, maybe... ) instead of the servers that would be located the via
> > delegation from the parent zone.  In this instance the test servers
> > might well need to respond with the 'real' nameserver information (for
> > returning to clients) - but you don't want that to override the fact
> > that you still want to send future queries to the servers you have on test.

On 24.01.11 13:13, Chris Buxton wrote:
> Another use is to separate recursion from internal authoritative name
> servers. You could put this on the recursing name servers, telling them
> explicitly which auth servers to hit rather than relying on a traditional
> stub zone.
> This might be useful if the zone is hosted on some nearby servers and also
> some remote servers, to avoid having the RTT algorithm cause the recursing
> server to query the remote servers.

using "type forward" with "forward first" would behave better because they
would query remote servers if all nearby servers would get unreachable or
have troubles.

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