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I have BIND working on Windows Server 2003. I want to forward my queries to another server. Recursion is working but forwarding is not working. Can you guide me to set it. I've given the following in the options:

options {
    directory "c:\named\zones";
    allow-transfer { none; };
    forward only;
    forwarders { 8.8.8.8 ; };
    recursion no;
};

Is the format for forwarding correct in the above?

If not, what is the format? Am I to give any port number in the forwarders line? Does forwarding have any particular port number?

Thank You in advance....

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I do not understand what you are trying to achieve. Forwarding is typically configured for recursive servers but you wrote "recursion no". And you claim that "recursion is working" which I find hard to believe.

Therefore, you should edit your question to mention actual tests with dig and their results (not vague sentences such as "forwarding is not working") and to explain what is the goal.

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