BIND 9.x and hint file
Jeremy C. Reed
jreed at isc.org
Mon Aug 31 16:37:05 UTC 2009
On Mon, 31 Aug 2009, Fr34k wrote:
> I thought with some version of BIND 9, one no longer needed a root hints
> I can't recall the details and my google searches are finding how to set
> up a hints file (instead of suggesting this is, say, deprecated).
> Can someone shed some light on this?
I am not sure what you are asking for. The ARM documentation says about
The initial set of root name servers is specified using a "hint
zone". When the server starts up, it uses the root hints to find a
root name server and get the most recent list of root name
servers. If no hint zone is specified for class IN, the server
uses a compiled-in default set of root servers hints. Classes
other than IN have no built-in defaults hints.
The CHANGES entry is:
701. [func] Root hints are now fully optional. Class IN
views use compiled-in hints by default, as
before. Non-IN views with no root hints now
provide authoritative service but not recursion.
A warning is logged if a view has neither root
hints nor authoritative data for the root. [RT
(That was in 9.2.0.)
The built-in hints are in the source code at ./lib/dns/rootns.c
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