root hints

pyh at pyh at
Thu Jan 27 01:59:58 UTC 2011

Chris Thompson writes:
> The relevant CHANGES file entry for BIND 9 would seem to be 
> 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 #696] 
> which puts it in BIND 9.2 but not in 9.1. I can't find any indication
> in the CHANGES files or in my memory that BIND 8 ever had compiled-in
> hints. 

Thanks Chris.
That means since BIND 9.2 we don't have the need to make a hints file for 
named. Yep in current days who are running the named version below 9.2?

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