forward first: iterative or recursive query

Chris Buxton chris.p.buxton at
Wed May 4 06:49:09 UTC 2011

With a static-stub zone, you would get an iterative query. Forwarding always results in a recursive query.

How are you determining that your server is sending an iterative query?

Can we (the list) see your named.conf?

Chris Buxton
BlueCat Networks

On May 3, 2011, at 5:21 AM, <iharrathi.ext at> <iharrathi.ext at> wrote:

> Hi
> from the book DNS and Bind 5th edition [french] (o'reilly)
> I read that the forward with the mode first sends a recursive query to the servers on the forwarders list, but as i see it only sends an iterative query. Also with forward only it send an itérative query.
> So forward first send an itérative or recursive query?
> And how i can send a recursive query with the statement forward ( without using static-stub)
> I'm using bind-9.6-ESV-R4
> Thanks.
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