At 02:25 PM 2/14/97 -0000, James R Grinter wrote:
>On Fri 14 Feb, 1997, "Lack Mr G M" <gml4410 @
>>multiple *internal* primaries. What is required is a way to tell each
>>of these primaries that the other internal primaries *are* internal.
>>Currently, all you can do is send antything that you are not a primary
>>or secondary for to a forwarder, unless you have patched code to allow
>>you to configure other *internal* name servers (which fortuantley for
>>me, I do).
>If you don't want to be a full secondary for those internal domains,
>you could use the 'stub' directive for them, without much effort
>and without having to add your own code into bind.
Unfortunately, stub doesn't work in this case. The "forwarders" directive
sends any query that can't be satisfied from the name server's cache or
authoritative data to the designated forwarders name server(s) for
resolution. A name server with a forwarders directive will not follow NS
records to get to other zones. Since the stub directive only imports NS
records from the target zone, it doesn't work in this situation.
Matt Larson <matt @
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