Root server cannot be a forwarder?

April xiaoxia2005a at
Mon Oct 23 14:12:35 UTC 2006

Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 20, 2006 at 07:24:48PM -0700,
>  April <xiaoxia2005a at> wrote
>  a message of 18 lines which said:
> > Ever built a DNS server and set up your own namespace at home, or
> > anywhere?  you can use either BIND, or Windows DNS, or some other
> > DNS implementation.  Then you can set a root, and top level domains
> > like fruit. and vegetable. and then second level domains,
> > apple.fruit., orange.fruit., eggplant.vegetable., tomato.vegetable.,
> > etc.
> Every first-year student in computer science did that, on its home
> Ubuntu PC :-) And Barry is right, he can call his PC a "root name
> server" after that. But, besides learning DNS or distracting the
> student, what's the point of it?

You doesn't sound a very curious person, and even referred Barry!  ;-)

But seriously, you can use that to test out a lot of your thoughts, for
a thoughtful person ... no gurus sharpen their DNS from a production or
even a lab everironment only .. when having a thought at home, it would
be very convinient to test it out.  To be really good at DNS, you need
to eat and breath DNS, but getting familiar with the terminologies is a
good start ... ;-)

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