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No. When a server has authority for a zone, it believes it has all
answers for names in that zone. Period.

You can either set up a separate zone for each Unix server's name, so
that these zones are children of the Windows environment zone, or you
can completely merge the data. (There's no reason your Unix server
names can't live in, say, an Active Directory-integrated zone.

Chris Buxton
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On Sep 4, 2008, at 10:22 AM, Wood, Mike wrote:

> Hi All,
> I'm fairly new to configuring bind, so please bear with me.
> Is it possible to have a name server that can resolve some hosts in
> a domain (say...all the UNIX boxes), but forward the query to a DNS
> server that has ALL company servers defined if the lookup fails?
> The catch is that all servers are in the same domain.
> My specific example is this:
> When UNIX server A performs an nslookup of UNIX server X, my BIND
> server can answer. However,
> When UNIX server A performs an nslookup of Windows server X, my BIND
> server forwards the query to an alternate DNS server.
> Thanks in advance!
> Mike Wood
> UNIX System Administrator
> Kinetic Concepts Inc.
> 5751 NW Parkway
> San Antonio, TX, 78249
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