DNS Forwarders Best Practices

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Saucer Man, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Saucer Man

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    On our Windows 2003 DNS server, we have the two DNS server addresses of our
    ISP in the Forwarders box. Is this the recommended configuration or should
    I add other forwarders...such as google's public dns address?
    Saucer Man, Mar 25, 2010
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  2. Best practice is to use your ISP's DNS servers or use root hints.
    Putting google's public DNS address in as a forwarder will not work because
    google's public DNS address points to a website not a DNS server.

    Danny Sanders, Mar 25, 2010
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  3. Two is enough, actually. Based on the client resolver service query TTL (time out), it may never reach the third. And I agree with Danny. Google's DNS addresses are useless.


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