separation of authoritative and recursive functions on internal networks

Chris Buxton clists at
Mon Feb 1 02:09:56 UTC 2016

> On Jan 29, 2016, at 3:58 PM, Darcy Kevin (FCA) <kevin.darcy at> wrote:
> Data obtained from the recursive function will never outrank authoritative data of a master or a slave.


That's true, but authoritative servers also sometimes serve up referrals, sometimes including glue records. This data is not authoritative, and I have seen it outranked by cached data. That can lead to odd failures, especially if the querier is denied access to the cache.


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