Bind not forwarding all requests

WBrown at WBrown at
Mon Dec 10 13:26:01 UTC 2012

Romgo wrote on 12/10/2012 06:36:10 AM:

> I had 2 old zone with forwarders configured, the forwarders was down.
> One equipment was still using one of this zone, so bind wasn't able 
> to contact the forwarders and fall back to root zone. 
> I don't really why it try the root zone but since I delete those old
> zone I don't have any new queries to the root zone.
> According to what I read about "forward only" :
> "it doesn't try to contact other name servers to find information if
> the forwarders don't give it an answer."
> I had exactly opposite behaviour. 

Actually, it was operating as designed.  The zones with forwarders defined 
were overriding the global option to forward only. 

Try taking down (or block access to) the target of your forward only 
statement and see if you get any resolution.  Everything that you are not 
authoritative for should fail.

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