Danny Mayer mayer at
Thu May 17 04:02:28 UTC 2007

Bill Larson wrote:
> On May 15, 2007, at 9:38 AM, James E. Pratt wrote:
> Come on people.  This is the BIND-USERS list, don't give guesses.   
> This file can be called anything, but it is trivial to identify  
> exactly what file is being used by BIND.
> Take a look at your "named.conf" file and look for the section that  
> contains "type hint".  Mine looks like:
> 	zone "." IN {
> 	        type hint;
> 	        file "";
> 	};
> The "file" specification will identify exactly what the name of the  
> file is.  In my case, this is "".

Actually you no longer need this in your configuration file. It's
optional in BIND 9 which now has it built in as a default. See the hint
description in the ARM.


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