Bind Timeout on External Names (8.2.3)
barmar at genuity.net
Thu Oct 4 14:39:40 UTC 2001
In article <9phr01$md8 at pub3.rc.vix.com>,
Simon Waters <Simon at wretched.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>I've always used 127.0.0.1 for localhost with BIND, not 0.0.0.0,
>but maybe that is just me. I know 0.0.0.0 should reach
>localhost, but it is a tad unusual.
0.0.0.0 is the default if you don't have an /etc/resolv.conf file or it
doesn't contain any "nameserver" lines. And on some old versions of Unix
there were bugs in the handling of "nameserver 127.0.0.1", so using 0.0.0.0
was strongly recommended.
Barry Margolin, barmar at genuity.net
Genuity, Woburn, MA
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