What should "/etc/resolv.conf" look like?
Simon at wretched.demon.co.uk
Mon Jan 27 09:58:09 UTC 2003
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Kamran Remin wrote:
> when running a bind nameserver, what should "/etc/resolv.conf"
resolv.conf specifies the DNS client configuration and has
NOTHING particularly to do with DNS server configuration.
I have deployed DNS servers that are not DNS clients, and thus
/etc/resolv.conf doesn't even exist.
If you follow best practice guidelines with BIND, and DNS, then
an authoritative server would not provide recursion, and so the
line "nameserver 127.0.0.1" would be reserved for recursive DNS
You only list one name server in resolv.conf, best practice
suggests you list more than one DNS server here, in case the
server at 127.0.0.1 is not running.
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