Nslookup not working for external domain

Matus UHLAR - fantomas uhlar at fantomas.sk
Fri Nov 19 07:37:33 UTC 2010

> > In article <mailman.807.1290086898.555.bind-users at lists.isc.org>,
> >  "Moore, Mark A." <mmoore at osmre.gov> wrote:
> > 
> > > I have figured out and resolved my issue.  For some reason I could not read
> >  
> > > the contents of the db.rootcache file. So I deleted and downloaded a new 
> > > copy. Now everything is working. Thx to all for your assistance.

> In message <barmar-7A12CD.21563118112010 at reserved-multicast-range-not-delegated
> .example.com>, Barry Margolin writes:
> > I thought BIND now has a compiled-in set of root hints, to use as an 
> > ultimate default.  I guess this isn't used if the hints are configured 
> > but unreadable.  Perhaps you should submit this as a bug report.

On 19.11.10 14:11, Mark Andrews wrote:
> Why does it need a bug report?  If you have a hint zone in named.conf
> then falling back to the built-in hints is just plain wrong as named
> would be doing something that you have told it not to do.

I see two questions here.
- if BIND complained about unreadable hints file loudly enough
- if BIND should fallback in the case hints file can't be loaded

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