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bind fowarders question

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I have a statement in my named.conf file
like
zone "xxxx.xxxxx.com" {
        type forward;
        forwarders {
            x.x.x.x;
            x.x.x.y;
      };
};

where xxxx.xxxxx.com is our parent company
and x.x.x.x; x.x.x.y; is the DNS server in another country.  We have a point to point T1 line.

The problem is when the T1 goes down we can not resolve ip address (s)  of our sister companies.
Instead of setting up xfer can we do something  like this listed  below?  Does bind check the first entry in the forwarder? What is the time out until it checks the next one?

zone "xxxx.xxxxx.com" {
        type forward;
        forwarders {
            x.x.x.x;
            x.x.x.y;
                                           a.a.a.a;  (a.a.a.a is a local dns server)

      };
};



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brwwigginsIT Manager

Commented:
I've never seen it done like that. I would think it would force a loop, but I could be wrong.

I've always done xfers in cases like you mention.
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