QuestionsWhat is the difference between Stub zone and conditional forwarders? When are they used?
MVG asked 1 month ago
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winadmin Staff answered 1 month ago

A conditional forwarder setting configures the DNS server to forward a query it receives to a DNS server depending on the DNS name contained in the query.
A stub zone keeps the DNS server hosting a parent zone aware of all the DNS servers authoritative for a child zone.
Conditional forwarding cannot be used to keep a parent zone updated on the authoritative servers in a child zone. Stub zones do provide this feature. Conditional forwarding will forward requests for only certain domains to certain servers. Stub zones do not do this. Instead they return a list of all servers that might be able to service the request.