Answer for a specific host, but recurse for all others within a zone

Barry Margolin barmar at
Thu May 8 18:54:25 UTC 2014

In article <mailman.181.1399569458.26362.bind-users at>,
 fullmerjf at wrote:

> Does anyone know how I might configure bind to answer for a specific host 
> within the zone, but perform a recursive lookup for the rest of the zone?
> For example, given the domain "", how might I configure a local DNS 
> server to reslove "" to, maybe, a local server, but still 
> allow "", "" and "" to still 
> recursively resolve?
> Is there a way?
>  - Jon

Configure the server as authoritative for the "" zone, 
and put the local server address in an A record at the apex.

Barry Margolin
Arlington, MA

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