Testout DNS question - Confused??
I recently had a question in that left me confused. It states that you have a split DNS and you want to configure your internal DNS never to send queries for local resources to Internet name servers. Any requests for Internet resources are to go through your public DNS servers. The answer claims that you should configure a root zone on your internal name server and then set up conditional forwarding to your public server for all top level domains. My question is, aren't root zones and conditional forwarding mutually exclusive? If I create a root zone I can no longer configure the forwarders tab, it is grayed out. Furthermore it seems silly to configure conditional forwarding to all top level domains. There are dozens of them (or more)! Can't you just configure conditional forwarding to all other domains and leave it at that (no root zone)? Any help here is much appreciated as I thought I knew DNS well for the 291 but some of my 293 study material seems contradictory.
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