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Originally Posted by bigtomrodney All requests are forwarded to your primary server and if an entry is not found it will pass through onto the next available server. This is ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtomrodney View Post
    All requests are forwarded to your primary server and if an entry is not found it will pass through onto the next available server.
    This is not true. The only time the secondary or any other server is accessed is if the primary does not respond. If the primary doesn't have the record or cannot find the answer it will return that it could not find the answer and the process stops there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazydog View Post
    This is not true. The only time the secondary or any other server is accessed is if the primary does not respond. If the primary doesn't have the record or cannot find the answer it will return that it could not find the answer and the process stops there.
    Exactly Having multiple nameserver entries may confuse many people, and I think this behavior is not properly explained in resolv.conf manual page, where it's written: "If there are multiple servers, the resolver library queries them in the order listed". Maybe I'll mail someone about it or sth

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