Getting an error on a very simple DNS configuration

/dev/rob0 rob0 at
Wed Apr 8 22:15:11 UTC 2015

On Wed, Apr 08, 2015 at 11:01:30PM +0100, Steven Carr wrote:
> You're missing a whole swaythe of required declarations for BIND
> to be able to handle recursion.

Not so.  In fact named with an empty named.conf has built-in hints, 
plus default settings, which makes it work fine.

The allow-recursion default is "localhost; localnets;" so it should 
answer queries from the same host and from any locally-connected 

> There are numerous examples via google, first one that is returned

There's also the ISC KB,
and even an article which covers compiling from source and running a 
simple named for recursion:
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