Authority and forwarding, but not recursion/iteration

Crist Clark cjc+bind-users at
Sat Mar 6 19:48:04 UTC 2021

forward only;

On Fri, Mar 5, 2021 at 5:19 PM Marki <bind-users at> wrote:

> Hello,
> I am seeking a combination of either a combined configuration on one, or
> a config of several different DNS servers together to achieve the
> following:
> * Some clients should be able to resolve authoritative local zones as
> well as some forwarded zones.
> * Other clients should be able to resolve all of that _plus_ be able to
> make recursive queries to the internet (or use a global forwarder).
> All hosts use the same DNS servers, this should not be made about the
> clients but rather be configurable on the server.
> Now the problems are the following:
> * Since I need forwarders I can't turn off recursion.
> * Since I can't turn off recursion I can't prevent it to go and try to
> resolve from root DNS.
> How do I do one (local authority and forwarders) but not the other
> (iterative lookups on the Internet)?
> Thanks,
> Marki
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