How are the root hint servers processed ?

Simon Waters Simon at
Sun Oct 28 00:22:41 UTC 2001

Richard Noel wrote:
> Could someone pls explain how the list of root hint servers are processed;
> are they processed in round-robin fashion ?

They are queried according to response time like the servers for
any other zone AFAIK.

Eventually BIND locks on to a server near you, whilst it
responds in a timely fashion.

Not all recursive resolvers are this clever.

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