does authority named require the external name servers?

Matus UHLAR - fantomas uhlar at
Fri May 6 08:04:03 UTC 2011

> 2011/5/2 Torinthiel <torinthiel at>:
> > Authority named never sends queries on it's own, only responds to
> > submitted queries.

On 02.05.11 20:17, Jeff Pang wrote:
> Doesn't it execute iterative query from the root server?

root servers do not send queries.

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

BIND will search for only for recursive queries, not for iterative,
and only when the client has recursion allowed on it.

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

the BIND has nothing to do with resolv.conf.

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