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I have multiple BIND servers, some are resolvers and some are authorative DNS servers.

When querying the resolvers for reverse pointer records for 10.x.x.x IPs the query fails. I have added these reverse pointer records on the auth DNS servers. Now, as I understand it, I need to tell my BIND resolvers to ask my BIND DNS servers for records relating to this IP range (otherwise they will query the root servers and fail).

How can I configure this?

Thanks you.

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You should configure forward zones on your resolvers and point them to your authoritative servers. The configuration may look along the lines of the following example:

// forward queries for to the name servers at
// and
zone "" in {
  type forward;
  forwarders {;; };
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Yes, this is exactly what I needed, thank you :) – jwbensley Jul 2 '12 at 15:29

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