Bind 9.9.1 forward zone "local"

Dave Warren davew at
Wed Mar 26 02:49:20 UTC 2014

On 2014-03-25 16:16, Mark Andrews wrote:
> ".local" is reserved for mDNS.  I would say stop trying to use ".local" in
> the DNS.

While true, I don't think it will help this particular issue. As I 
understand it, BIND knows, by knowledge of being a root server, that 
local. can't possibly exist, and so that knowledge overrides the 
configuration of the forwarder.

I ran into similar setting up a fake/virtual TLD for wrbldnsd, which I 
was able to resolve by moving it downstream to 
instead of just dnsbl. Nearly. Until I hit one broken application that 
wouldn't work with this configuration.

Switching BIND to use hints instead of acting as a root seems to work 
around this (broken) local configuration.

Dave Warren

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