Forwarding DNS server on Ubuntu 16.04

Goal We are looking to setup up a minimal forwarding DNS server on Ubuntu 16.04. After that we will see how to use nsupdate and dig to verify our configuration. Prerequisites A VM running Ubuntu 16.04 with BIND installed You need root access for the VM External DNS server information We are going to use google’s DNS servers ( and as our external servers. In case a query can’t be resolved by our DNS server it will forward the request to the external server. [Read More]