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[Unbound-users] Unbound as secondary DNS?

Michael Tokarev
Fri Jul 17 13:46:12 CEST 2009


Diederik de Vries wrote:
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> Hi all,
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> I am afraid that I have a stupid question. I have a VPS-Server in the 
> States, which I would like to use as fallback DNS and mail-server. I've 
> succesfully setup Unbound as a recursor at that machine (works like a 
> charm!) 'cause I had the idea that it would be able to function as a 
> secondary DNS-Server (my primary is PowerDNS).
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> I get the idea that Unbound is not able to function as a secondary DNS 
> Server? Can someone confirm this, or point me to the right place in the 
> manual?

Your thoughts are correct -- unbound is recursive-ONLY nameserver.  But
there's also NSD, a cousine for unbound, which perform auth-only functions.
The two matches each other perfectly.

/mjt