Internal root name server

James Hall-Kenney JHall at
Tue Nov 2 19:12:37 UTC 1999

If you wanted to make this server a internal root it would look like this:

zone "." in {
 type master;
 file "db.root";

This will make the errors go away but will also break your forwarding as a
root server thinks that it has the most accurate answer. (Lots of discussion
on this in recent archives.)

If you get the error message in the log whenever u lookup a non-cached
address, it would indicate that the name server is trying to resolve the
address itself first (and won't coz it can't find a root server) and then
forwarding the request on to your public NS.  I beleive use of the "forward
first" directive will eliminate this ...


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