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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