Help on NXDOMAIN to try next forwarder in the list

sumsum 2000 sum2hike at
Thu May 30 07:26:49 UTC 2013

I have the following change to be available from BIND9.

I have zone forwarders as follows with BIND9 setup with forward only option
on a Non Authoritative DNS server

zone  "" IN  {
        type forward;
        forwarders {;;};
        forward only;

If I am doing a dig on, the first DNS server gives
NXDOMAIN. In this example, say it tries and returns. I would want
the other servers and to be tried and then finally return
NXDOMAIN to have the same functionality as that of the SERVFAIL.

This is not currently possible and I have tried it on BIND9.8.2  version.
Could you please suggest if there is a way to do it.

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