Automatic . NS queries from BIND

Barry Margolin barmar at
Wed Jun 17 14:43:13 UTC 2015

In article <mailman.2166.1434537579.26362.bind-users at>,
 Gaurav Kansal <gaurav.kansal at> wrote:

> Now suppose, I am giving  a hint file (which has customized entry, means
> having different IPs then the actual) and the servers which are defined in
> that file are also giving customize information.
> So how come checking with Root Servers help BIND in making trust.

It doesn't. The cross-check is no more trustworthy than the original 
hints file.

> At most, what I can make sure is my hint file is up-to-dated with this cross
> check.

That's the main reason, I think.

Barry Margolin
Arlington, MA

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