Upstream servers...

rjbarlowrjbarlow Member Posts: 411
Hello techies,

studying DNS, some time I encountered these "upstream servers" in some question (often they was the wrong answer), but I don't know in fact what they mean for.

Someone can clarify this to me please?

Thank You.

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  • dynamikdynamik Banned Posts: 12,314 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Basically, those are just DNS servers which provide information to a client or another DNS server.

    ISP
    |
    1
    / | \
    2 3 4

    So for 2, 3, and 4, 1 and ISP would be upstream of them. ISP would be upstream of 1. Conversely, 2, 3, 4 would be downstream of 1 and ISP. It depends on your hierarchy and forwarding options.
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