[Dnsmasq-discuss] how to set NS for a zone?
simon at thekelleys.org.uk
Mon Mar 7 21:44:59 GMT 2011
Carlos Carvalho wrote:
> For dnsmasq to be authoritative it has to answer queries about the
> zone by itself, without querying anybody else; if an entry isn't known
> to the authoritative server it means it doesn't exist. So dnsmasq must
> have local=/the.zone/ in the config. Therefore it won't send queries
> to other servers about it.
> Also, another server would reach the parent but might as well check
> the indicated authoritative zone server for good measure, and would
> get from it the answer that it doesn't exist(?!)...
So, can somebody set down under exactly what circumstances being able to
set an NS record in dnsmasq would be useful? It's clearly pretty easy to
add as a feature, but I'm not sure why the need.
(Being able to return NS records for arbitrary domains looks like a
really good way to confuse the unwary, but that's maybe a different point)
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