Stub Zone vs Conditional Forwarding

bbbngowcbbbngowc Member Posts: 61 ■■□□□□□□□□

When should an Administrator use a stub zone and when should he/she use conditional forwarding?

If I have two locations (AA and BB) and I would like clients in AA to resolve names in BB should I create a stub zone for BB in AA or should I just use forwarding on AA that point to a DNS Server in BB?


  • 12thlevelwarrior12thlevelwarrior Member Posts: 302
    are both AA and BB serving up internet addresses? if so, i would use a stub because AA would only send queries to BB that BB is responsible for. if just BB is connected to the internet and AA is intranet then i would do forwarding because all queries AA couldn't answer would need to go to BB anyway. i am fairly certain forwarding takes precedence over the root hints, if this is true forwarding to BB would essentially funnel every query AA can't answer through BB, eventually AA would build up cache...
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