The Question is:
I have configured the TCPIP$BIND.CONF file to use forward first.
Given the above;
It is my understanding that the Bind server will look at the forwarders before
attempting any local resolution (1). If true, does this also imply that Bind
will look at the forwards first even for a zone that lives local to the server?
In my examination the local server does not seem to hit the forwarder first
(1) Sec. 184.108.40.206. Forwarding BIND 9 Administrator Reference Manual
Internet Software Consortium
The Answer is :
There are books on BIND that discuss BIND forwarder configuration in
detail of course, and the TCP/IP Services management documentation is
also available. In this particular case, the TCP/IP Services management
manual discussion on setting up forwarders states "Forwarding occurs
on only those queries for which the server is not authoritative and
does not have the answer in its cache."