cache server with authoritative answer

Chris Buxton chris.p.buxton at
Sun Jan 30 18:04:08 UTC 2011

No, BIND 8 was broken this was also. This was fixed in BIND 9. As for
non-BIND name servers, anything goes.

Chris Buxton
BlueCat Networks

On 1/29/11, Barry Margolin <barmar at> wrote:
> In article <mailman.1566.1296284011.555.bind-users at>,
>  pyh at wrote:
>> The book "Pro DNS and BIND" says:
>> If the caching server obtains its data directly from an authoritative DNS,
>> then it too will respond as authoritative. Ohterwise, if the data is
>> supplied from its cache, the response is nonauthoritative.
>> So this means even for a cache only server it can answer with
>> authoritative
>> response? I have been thinking the cache only server shouldn't do this.
> BIND 4 worked this way, but I think it was changed in BIND 8.
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> Barry Margolin, barmar at
> Arlington, MA
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