forwarding zone setup from a BIND slave (without recursion?)

Matus UHLAR - fantomas uhlar at
Wed Apr 7 08:35:12 UTC 2021

On 06.04.21 22:47, RK K wrote:
>We have a set of BIND primary servers (MASTERs) and a set of secondary
>servers (slaves to the MASTERs).
>The secondary BIND DNS servers disabled recursion ( with "*recursion no;" *)
>in the global options.
>All the applications/systems do use secondary DNS servers for name
>Now there is a need to configure a forwarding zone in the "secondary DNS
>servers" to an external DNS server.
>In this scenario, in-order for the secondary server to forward the DNS
>query to an external DNS server, is it required to enable the recursion in
>the global options on the secondary servers?


>Based on reference material, I did not see such a requirement. But my
>observation is the query is not getting forwarded ( tried to check using
>the packet trace)
>When recursion is enabled, the query is getting forwarded.
>The BIND version I am using is 9.11.2.x.

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