hi, first: i'm very new to dns in general - so any hints will be very helpful to me.. i have set up a clean debian4 with ispconfig3 using the INSTALL_DEBIAN_4.0.txt now, i did test my dns-server using this test-page: http://recursive.iana.org/ it said that my server allows recursion, altough i checked that /etc/mydns.conf has the line: "recursive = " after some research i found out that beside mydns also bind was running.. so after adding the line "recursion no" in /etc/bind/named.conf.options and restarting the bind-service did give positive results using the test-page.. so, finally i thought i could shutdown the bind-service and only use mydns.. this didn't work (the test-page did not longer found my server..) now, my question as a newbie: 1) mydns requires a running bind-instance? 2) is something i did do obviously wrong? i also used this test-page: http://dnscheck.iis.se/ it says that my dns does not give authoritative answers for NS and SOA.. 3) where can i change this? thanks *EDIT* i found out that editing the /etc/bind/named.conf.options raised new problems, as "dig @localhost mydomain.de" did not give any result of my dns back.. so i finally stopped the bind-service and afterwards started the mydns-service and everything worked well (as far as i can see).. - authoritative answers - no recursion so, the following questions remain: 1) is stopping the bind-service the right way for me?.. or is this some kind of a terrible workaround.. oO 2) why is stopping the bind-service not mentioned in the INSTALL_DEBIAN_4.0.txt ?