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Re: [TCLUG:6445] BIND with topology or sortlist?

* 1st Situation: If you just mean DNS lookups on a machine without BIND *

Easiest way: configure the DNS server on with the proper
hints/root file so it will look on the internet for any domain that it is
not authoritative for.

Harder way: in the resolv.conf, just add both the local DNS server (first)
and the remote one. Once the first DNS server ( times out when
looking up a remote domain, the second server will be attempted.

* 2nd Situation: If you actually use the local box as a DNS server *
You can configure BIND as a secondary DNS server for, getting
its authoritative data from And then you configure the root
cache file to look out to the internet for any other queries. Not too

Sorry if I didn't address what you ere actually asking.. need more details
to really know exactly what you want to do.

Nate Carlson
the infinite loop

On Wed, 9 Jun 1999, Bob Tanner wrote:

> I have an unusal situation pertaining to DNS.
> Is there a way to force BIND to look to one server for a particular domain and
> another server for everything else?
> For instance, if I lookup up, I want the request to goto
>, but if I lookup, I want the request to goto
> Can this be done? It does not look like topology or sortlist would give that
> to me, but I thought I would ask.
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