Authoritative vs. Recursive DNS Servers: What’s The Difference?

What is DNS?

Authoriative vs. Recursive

Recursive vs Authoritative DNS server

How Recursive Servers Work

How Authoritative Servers Work

But what if your Recursive server doesn’t have the map cached?

  1. First the recursive server would go to the root domain servers.
  2. Then, it goes to the authoritative server designated as .com.

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