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Dear All,

I am thinking I should I set my forwarder to my ISP?

Thank you,
James W. Long
 
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"James W. Long" <JamesLong@wowway.com> wrote in message
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> I am thinking I should I set my forwarder to my ISP?

Usually. Frequently. Sometimes.

The "real" answer is that you forward to the DNS server that
can most efficiciently (and securely) resolve the names your
internal/local server cannot (or should not.)

Usually that is the ISP if you wish to resolve "The Internet"
and don't have another intermediate DNS server on your
firewall or in your DMZ that is more efficient or prevents
you internal servers from even visiting the ISP.

So: Two common architectures:

1) Internal DNS server(s all) forward to the ISP
2) Internal DNS server(s all) forward to the firewall/DMZ
DNS server which forwards to the ISP

Also:
3) Branch office DNS servers may forward to HQ DNS and then
one of the above takes care of the Internet.

--
Herb Martin


> Thank you,
> James W. Long
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In news:8a2dnbqWcoMIqnTdRVn-gw@wideopenwest.com,
James W. Long <JamesLong@wowway.com> asked for help and I offered my
suggestions below:
> Dear All,
>
> I am thinking I should I set my forwarder to my ISP?
>
> Thank you,
> James W. Long

Hi James,

I thought we discussed this before?

:)

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JWL> I am thinking I should I set my forwarder to my ISP?

Even though you've placed a question mark at the end, you haven't actually
asked a question. *These* are questions:

Is that because you have vague notions that that is the One True Way to do
things and is thus what you "should" do ? Or is it because you have applied
the several relevant decision criteria and decided that forwarding is
appropriate to your particular situation ?

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