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

David J Taylor david-taylor at
Sat Jun 4 16:25:56 UTC 2005

Brad Knowles wrote:
> 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.

Thanks, Brad.  I simply hadn't realised that I would be talking to the 
root servers (not having had to set up a DNS like this before).


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