named and use of resolv.conf? - how to "learn" this

Ray Bellis ray at
Tue Aug 2 21:01:45 UTC 2016

On 02/08/2016 19:47, Matthew Pounsett wrote:

> In the authoritative configuration, BIND has no need to do DNS lookups
> of its own, so it wouldn't be any use there.

That's not strictly true - BIND will in some circumstances use its own
internal resolver to handle the host lookups for NOTIFYs and XFRs if
they're using hostnames instead of IP lists.


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