A very basic question...

Matus UHLAR - fantomas uhlar at fantomas.sk
Mon Aug 10 09:58:27 UTC 2009

On 09.08.09 20:15, E Johnson wrote:
> From what I have read so far, I can see that this might be a very  
> flame-worthy question, so please don't hurt me, I'm just a beginner...
> I have read every howto that I can find on setting up a DNS server for a  
> very small, 12 seats, network.  The DNS server just needs to be  
> authoritative for the internal network and then it should forward  
> external requests to the outside world.  Here is the question...
> Most of the howtos say that I should setup a Root Zone so that I can  
> access the Internet.  Then a small few of the howtos say that I should  
> use the forwarder option to be able to access the Internet and they say  
> that the Root Zone should not be used because the Root DNS servers  
> aren't meant for that.

BIND does have default hint zone builtin by default.

You can download current version from ftp.internic.net:/domain/named.root if
you want, but that is not required for working DNS server.

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