root hints operation
barmar at alum.mit.edu
Tue Nov 17 02:20:06 UTC 2015
In article <mailman.2932.1447726182.26362.bind-users at lists.isc.org>,
Grant Taylor <gtaylor at tnetconsulting.net> wrote:
> On 11/16/2015 06:56 PM, /dev/rob0 wrote:
> > You either specify a hints file to use, or use the compiled-in root
> > hints.
> Interesting. I was not aware that it was an exclusive or type situation.
Did you think it combined the file with the built-in list?
> Based on the way I read the link, I still believe my original post is
> accurate. (Save for the XOR.)
It is. I'm not even sure you misunderstood the XOR, since you wrote that
it tries each server in the root hints file until it gets a successful
response. That suggests that you understood that the built-in list is
used in place of the file if no file is provided.
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