setup default DNS server with only one record

Chris Henderson henders254 at
Sun Dec 14 02:30:44 UTC 2008

On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 4:26 AM, Jonathan Petersson
<jpetersson at> wrote:
> You want to manipulate the "." zone. The config you have should be valid,
> just point your "." zone in named.conf to the zone file.

Thanks. This resolved the issue. This is what I did:

edit named.conf and replace:

zone "." in {
        type hint;
        file "root.hint";


zone "." in {
          type master;
          file "";

One problem I had was when users type any HTTPS URL it would time out.
To resolve that issue I've just setup HTTPS on this server and now
everything works fine.

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