dig @server foobar +trace +recurse

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Thu Jul 9 14:56:31 UTC 2015

John Miller <johnmill at brandeis.edu> wrote:

> We use stub zones for this purpose - a forwarding zone is what you want if
> you're forwarding to another _recursive_ nameserver (say for caching
> purposes), but if you're just telling your recursors which authoritative
> NSs to use, then stub zones are what you want.

The difference between stub and static-stub is that stub works like the
root zone hints, i.e. the servers in the zone override the ones that you
configure for a stub zone, whereas the servers you configure for a
static-stub zone override the servers in the zone.

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