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

John Wingenbach bind at
Thu May 8 19:04:27 UTC 2014

What you are looking for is basically dnsmasq.  That allows you to 
override specific resolutions, while letting the rest go through the 
normal process.  BIND does not allow you to have split authority for a 
single zone.

if you say is handled locally, then anything under 
that is also considered to be handled locally.


On 5/8/2014 2:54 PM, Barry Margolin wrote:
> 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.

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