authoritative server is not caching?

Torinthiel torinthiel at
Tue Jul 19 12:21:53 UTC 2011

On 2011-07-19 11:40, pangj at wrote:
> Hello,
> I want to make sure that if the authoritative server won't cache
 > anything even if the authoritative answer from itself? Coz I saw
 > the book Pro DNS and BIND says: The (authoritative) name server
 > does not cache.

Authoritative server cannot cache anser from itself. Cache is for 
answers a server has received from somewhere,  while authoritative 
answers come directly from zone data.

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