• My Corporate Mail server(housed at HQ) is accessible to my zonal office(geographically located in a different state) via a point-to-point leased line on a LAN IP address say

  • Additionally, it is also accessible via the web by a FQDN say www.mail.example.com

  • In the Zonal Office I have setup a Bind name-server. In its configuration I have made a zone for www.mail.example.com to translate to the LAN-IP address i.e., in order to save on the internet bandwidth while accessing the mail.

Now the problem I am facing is that the leased-line goes down once in a while and Although the mail-server is accessible via web and also In my bind configuration I have made Google's DNS as forwarder, users when type www.mail.ecil.co.in they get redirected to

Is there a way I can tell bind, if the IP address for this FQDN can't be reached, try to resolve it's domain-name via


Try this:

In the file /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf change line dns=dnsmasq to # dns=dnsmasq. Then in file /etc/dhcp/dhclient.conf find line # supersede domain-name-servers , and change that to supersede domain-name-servers xxx.xx.xxx.xxx. yyy.yy.yyy.yyy , where x and y are numbers of the ip address for the dns servers you want to use.

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