Using BIND - was Re: [ntp:questions] Re: How long doI havetowaitfor sync?

Brad Knowles brad at
Sat Jun 4 16:00:37 UTC 2005

At 7:10 AM +0000 2005-06-04, David J Taylor wrote:

>  What I am asking is this: if I set up such a recursive/caching server, can
>  I get it to talk to more than one external DNS server (from the point of
>  view of it looking up external Internet addresses)?

	Yes.  In fact, you'd have to do some work to get it to do 
anything else.  By the very nature of the DNS, information is 
distributed around various servers in the world, and as you ask 
various questions your server will find out where those machines are 
and get the information from them.

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