Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered Windows 2016 DNS server returns SERVFAIL for non-existing doma

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Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered Windows 2016 DNS server returns SERVFAIL for non-existing doma

I have two DNS resolvers in /etc/resolv.conf file. The top one is Windows DNS server, and the bottom one is my wi-fi router. Please see below. nameserver 192.168.1.126 nameserver 192.168.1.1

In Windows DNS server, the sole “Forward Lookup Zone” is biman.net

When I query for host in the zone (biman.net) the Windows DNS server works fine– either it returns the IP or NXDOMAIN. But when I query for anything for non-existing zone it returns SERVFAIL. But the wifi router returns NXDOMAIN even when zone name is bogus.

How can I get NXDOMAIN response from Windows DNS server when zone does not exist?

Below are the queries and the responses.


Last edited by vbe; 02-02-2020 at 06:21 AM.. Reason: code tags

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