creating my own root server

Joe Kattner joe at
Mon Jan 20 21:16:09 UTC 2003


In your named.conf, options section you can use: min-roots 1;
to disable the notices for having just the single internal root

If I remember correctly it looks for a minimum of two. You should
consider adding additional internal roots, rather than turning off the
notice message to provide robustness and some fault tolerance if the project
warrants it.


Hi everyone,
due to project design, which consists of having a 'private Internet zone',
I have had to create my own Internet root server :
zone "." in {
        type master;
        file "db.root";

db.root contains entries defining this server as the root (.) and also
authoritaive for a couple of domains.

My internal DNS servers point to it via db.cache.

Everything seems to be working ok, but the following msg keeps popping up
on my internal server:
Jan 20 12:49:34 my-server-name named[18329]: [ID 295310 daemon.notice]
check_root: 1 root servers after query to root server < min

Is named expecting/assuming there's more than one root name server ?


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