On our local small business network, we have a need to run a intranet-only BIND (named) DNS server for only local, intranet-only addresses. For example, we do a lot of web development on the network, so having a DNS server to manage local addresses (example: testsite3.local) is beneficial.
One aspect of this we are unsure of is, currently all the business desktops have their DNS servers set to
184.108.40.206, which are Comcast internet DNS servers (Comcast is our business ISP). So if we change the computer's DNS to point instead to our local DNS server, how do you setup bind to "forward" all failed requests out to the Comcast DNS servers?
For example, if someone on the network trys to visit
www.google.com, their computer will first check with our local DNS server, which obviously doesn't have internet DNS records in it like
google.com. So then, either the computer needs to know to check with the secondary or tertiary DNS servers OR can the local DNS server somehow request the info from
220.127.116.11? Is this something called zone transfers?
I know that on each individual computer (OSX in this case) that I can manually set the primary DNS to be the local server, and then secondary and tertiary servers to be the Comcast DNS servers. But I wanted to see if there was a better, more manageable way on the server side to do this.