does authority named require the external name servers?

Torinthiel torinthiel at
Mon May 2 12:00:18 UTC 2011

On 05/02/11 09:16, Jeff Pang wrote:
> When I run the authority named on a linux/unix like system, but don't
> put the reachable public nameservers on /etc/resolv.conf.
> What will happen to the authority named? Will it work right?

Authority named never sends queries on it's own, only responds to
submitted queries. So it will work correctly, although you won't be able
to resolve anything from that box.

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