Mark Watts m.watts at
Tue May 15 15:22:08 UTC 2007

> After doing some reading I haven't been able to find out where bind is
> getting its top level name servers from... I cleared out
> /etc/resolve.conf and bind was still responding successfully... So its
> obviously finding up stream servers some other way...

Bind has a hard-coded set of the root servers from which it derives the 
current set of root servers.

You can also prime bind with a root hints file obtained via


Mark Watts BSc RHCE MBCS
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