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Re: AW: Odd policy question.

  • From: Randy Bush
  • Date: Fri Jan 13 17:12:45 2006

>>> it is a best practice to separate authoritative and recursive  
>>> servers.
>> why?
> Because it prevents stale, authoritative data on your nameservers  
> being returned to intermediate-mode resolvers in the form of  
> apparently authoritative answers, bypassing a valid delegation chain  
> from the root.

and thereby hiding the fact that someone has either lame delegated
or i have forgotten to remove an auth zone, both cases i want to
catch.  not a win here.

randy





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