[CentOS] Slightly OT: DNS -force client always use authoritative

Tue Dec 19 05:22:55 UTC 2006
Aleksandar Milivojevic <alex at milivojevic.org>

Feizhou wrote:

> I don't know what clients you are talking about but those clients need
> to be able to follow referrals. With named, you can turn off recursion
> support. It will then refer clients to the next appropriate authority
> like the root servers who will, in turn, refer them to the appropriate
> name servers and so on until an authoritative name server is reached.

Nope.  Clients don't need to be able to follow referrals.  Clients
(resolver libraries) are allowed to be dumb and require DNS server that
will do recursive lookup for them.

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