How does a child find its parent?

Ben Croswell ben.croswell at
Tue May 8 19:21:03 UTC 2012

The child doesn't know it's parent and goes up to the root like any other
server would.

-Ben Croswell
On May 8, 2012 2:13 PM, "Mike Bernhardt" <bernhardt at> wrote:

> Reading the section on delegation in the O'Reilly book, I'm confused about
> something: The parent is configured to delegate the subdomain to the child
> with glue records, etc. But how does the child know who to ask if a host in
> the subdomain requests a record in the parent zone? They don't show any
> configuration example for that other than making the child a slave for the
> parent zone.
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