Automatic . NS queries from BIND

Matus UHLAR - fantomas uhlar at
Wed Jun 17 13:00:59 UTC 2015

>On 17/06/15 12:27, Gaurav Kansal wrote:
>> At most, what I can make sure is my hint file is up-to-dated with this
>> cross check.

On 17.06.15 14:26, Anand Buddhdev wrote:
>You're better off not providing a hints file at all.
>BIND ships with a built-in list of hints, and it will use this if you
>don't provide a hints file. BIND's built-in list is updated by ISC
>whenever root name server addresses change, or when IPv6 addresses are
>added, for example.
>This makes your configuration a bit simpler, and you don't have to care
>about keeping your hints file up to date.

well, the hard-coded hints file changes whenever new BIND release gets out,
while the bungled hints file may be updated by packagers or manually.

I'd say that the bundled hints file is likely to be newer than the
hard-coded one.  
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