does authority named require the external name servers?

Jeff Pang jeffrpang at
Mon May 2 12:17:00 UTC 2011

2011/5/2 Torinthiel <torinthiel at>:

> Authority named never sends queries on it's own, only responds to
> submitted queries.

Doesn't it execute iterative query from the root server?

For example, given the nameserver is authority for
And has two NS RRs:    IN   NS    IN   NS is authoritative resolved by other nameservers.

If there is no correct nameserver list in /etc/resolv.conf, then this
named can't find and

Thanks again.

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