intelligent selection of forwarders?
cwilson at slurp.corp.sgi.com
Thu Aug 15 21:39:38 UTC 2002
Jim Reid <jim at rfc1035.com> inscribed onto the electric medium...
> Er, I might be asking the obvious question but why would you *ever*
> configure a name server to forward queries to an unreliable target?
> Wouldn't it be a lot simpler to just get rid of forwarding altogether
> and have your name server find out the good and bad name servers for
> itself by following NS records?
In a firewalled environment with split DNS, there is little recourse beyond
using forwarders to provide the proper path for resolution. The per-zone
forwarding that bind9 offers is a great improvement in forwarders, but it
does have its drawbacks.
Chan Wilson :: cwilson at sgi.com :: 650/933-9515 :: SGI Enterprise Net Services
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