Help on NXDOMAIN to try next forwarder in the list

Steven Carr sjcarr at
Thu May 30 09:49:53 UTC 2013

So your administrator is breaking DNS if all 3 servers have been added
as NS records but the zone is not available on all 3 servers. Get
him/her to fix your DNS hierarchy first then you wont need to check
which server is hosting the subdomain.


On 30 May 2013 10:30, sumsum 2000 <sum2hike at> wrote:
> Hi,
> This is a non-standard behavior and  I would like to have the following:
> In the case where I am working on,
>  /etc/resolv.conf  contains localhost  and BIND is listening on
> localhost port 53 as non-authoritative DNS
> So all the requests are sent through and based on the domain they
> are in forward only mode.
> There are specific domains for eg There are specific
> authoritative  DNS servers which contain this record.
>  is forwarded to,
>, which are specific authoritative
> DNS servers to But administrator does not know which one has
> it
> The option is to change BIND code to have this behavior. I  wanted to check
> if there is some patch/way to get this done.
> Thanks
> Sum2hike
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