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

Tony Finch dot at
Thu Apr 8 00:51:57 UTC 2021

Mark Andrews <marka at> wrote:
> > On 8 Apr 2021, at 00:37, Tony Finch <dot at> wrote:
> >
> > Forward zones require the upstream server to be recursive too.
> More correctly, the upstream server has to serve the entire namespace being
> forwarded if it does not off recursion to the client for forwarding to
> work.

I thought forwarding expected the target server to resolve CNAMEs? If so,
any out-of-zone CNAMEs in the target namespace would cause problems.

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