Moving from "type forward" to "type static-stub"

Chris Buxton chris.p.buxton at
Fri Sep 21 02:35:23 UTC 2012

On Sep 20, 2012, at 5:49 PM, Oscar Ricardo Silva wrote:

> I have several recursive, caching BIND servers


> The current servers are configured to forward any queries for our domain straight to our authoritative servers


> I've been reading about the new zone type:  static-stub  and believe this may work better for us.


> If I'm correct, it will send non-recursive queries to the listed servers and will honor delegations. I've tested this configuration in our lab and it all appears to be working.
> With our configuration, are there any downsides to changing from forward zones to static-stub?

Type static-stub should work great here. Type stub, which has been around since before I started managing DNS servers (a very long time now), would probably also have worked.

Chris Buxton
BlueCat Networks

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