Forward zone not working

/dev/rob0 rob0 at
Mon May 16 17:36:54 UTC 2016

On Mon, May 16, 2016 at 07:30:30PM +0200, MegaBrutal wrote:
> zone "" {
>     type forward;
>     forward only;
>     forwarders { zzzz::zzzz; }; // IPv6 address of AllKnowingDNS.
> };
> Where x substitutes digits of my /48, y substitutes digits of my 
> /64, and z substitutes digits of the AllKnowingDNS IPv6 address.
> It simply doesn't work. In query logs, I see BIND treats requests 
> for the zone as if they were requests for recursion, thus rejects 
> them appropriately. DiG backs this up with "status: REFUSED". It 
> doesn't seem like if BIND does any effort in forwarding the zone, 
> it just treats it as non-authoritative, which would need recursion, 
> and of course recursion is very properly disabled. It's like the 
> zone entry weren't even there.
> Does anyone have any insights or suggestions?

A query will only be forwarded if RD is set and recursion is 
permitted for that client, as you have already discovered.

Perhaps a zone of type "stub" or "static-stub" would do the job?
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