root hints

Jack Tavares j.tavares at
Fri Jan 28 20:10:10 UTC 2011

I have a question about the hints file.

It is "built in" to BIND.

Does bind check for updates to this periodically?
If so, where does it get it from ?
I assume it gets it from
Does bind contain a hardcode for that IP address?
or does it use the existing hints to find the address
of "" and then download a new


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