10.in-addr.arpa Forwarder Zone

Michael McNally mcnally at isc.org
Fri Sep 28 13:38:38 UTC 2012

On 9/27/12 4:06 PM, Eric R wrote:
> When I query for, as an example, (PTR),
> I expect BIND to query the forwarder and return the
> response provided by  With BIND version 9.6.1-P1,
> this works as expected. However with version 9.9.1-P3, BIND
 > does not attempt to query the forwarder and instead immediately
 > returns an NXDOMAIN response.

Empty zone behavior has changed in 9.9, and the zone
is part of the changes.

You can find a good explanation of the differences in this ISC
Knowledge Base article:


Michael McNally
ISC Support

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