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

Tony Finch dot at
Wed Aug 3 09:03:54 UTC 2016

Spumonti Spumonti <spumonti at> wrote:
> We have an authoritative server and it has a zone with secondary name
> servers owned by another organization.
> This authoritative name server needs to send a NOTIFY to these other
> name servers.
> I thought it was enough for BIND to use the operating system's mechanism
> for resolving names.

It should be sufficient to configure forwarding in named.conf to match the
system resolver.

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