rootserver info

Kevin Darcy kcd at
Mon May 21 23:44:43 UTC 2007

kalyanasundaram S wrote:
> Hi all,
>   Cant we start the dns server with out rootserver info. (root.hints) If i completely delete this file dns fails to come up. I wanted to resolve only the internal name. I dont want to resolve other names (like,
If you're on an internal network that is completely isolated from the 
Internet, then define your own root zone.
> I have seen in the code as well in some place these root server info being hard coded. What for that being used?

The hard-coded config is there for folks that have Internet-connected 
nameservers but can't be bothered defining the proper root hints. This 
does not apply to your situation.

- Kevin

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