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I'm trying to set up a DNS server that will forward some but not all lookups to Google's DNS server, mapping a few specific domain names to other IP addresses (of my choosing) instead. I have been trying this with both dnsmasq and BIND, but the configuration files are very confusing to me for both.

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I can help with bind - what do you have so far? – Paul Jan 19 '12 at 0:57
You're DNS server, by design, will forward anything it can't look up locally to it's forwarding server. So if your local DNS says that is, then it will send back as the return. Everything else that it doesn't have a record for will get sent to for example. – skub Jan 19 '12 at 15:30

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