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Just a quick question, Will a DNS server be able to resolve queries without having forwarders configured or will it just use root hints to resolve queries in that case?

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You're correct in that the DNS server can use root hints instead of forward resolvers.

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Thank you. Was wondering that and didn't have a server to test with. – Jake Aug 30 '11 at 6:33

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