Negative zones; NXDOMAIN responses

Matus UHLAR - fantomas uhlar at
Mon May 20 07:00:05 UTC 2013

>> On 19 May 2013 20:51, Narcis Garcia <informatica at> wrote:
>>> The internet ISP returns positive values for .local
>>> queries, and I need that LAN clients receive NXDOMAIN instead.

do they return positive answers for any non-existing domains?
(is this one of ISPs wanting to make money on mistypes and ling to the

On 19.05.13 21:26, Steven Carr wrote:
>But in response to the actual question... what you want to do is not
>possible in BIND zone configs as you can't create a negative zone
>(that I'm aware of).

He can create empty .local zone that will return NXDOMAIN for everything.

>On 19 May 2013 21:22, Steven Carr <sjcarr at> wrote:
>> Why are you forwarding queries to the ISP? Implement your own caching
>> layer, I for one would never use/trust an ISPs caching servers. If I
>> want to resolve a domain I go direct to the source, not via a 3rd
>> party.

This is the real solution. You should not use services broken like this of
any ISP. I'd even recommend not to use ANY services of such ISPs.

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