does bind depends on system DNS settings for lookup?

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Wed Nov 18 09:42:19 UTC 2015

Am 18.11.2015 um 05:42 schrieb Dil Lee:
> This is probably a dummy question.
> My understand of bind in handling non-authoritative queries is:
> 1) forward mode. It just forward the client queries to an upstream DNS
> server, which is defined in "forwarders" directive.
> 2) recursive mode. It actually start asking from root DNS server, then
> 2nd level DNS server etc till it finally get an authoritative answer
> for the host in question.
> Non of these modes seems to depends/relates to the system DNS settings
> on the host which bind is running on, e.g. /etc/resolv.conf . AMIRITE?

no beause it would not make sense to do so when /etc/resolv.conf 
contains only which is a common dns-cache setup on inbound 

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