root hints operation

Ray Bellis ray at
Tue Nov 17 09:21:54 UTC 2015

On 17/11/2015 02:09, Grant Taylor 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.

It's important that they're exclusive - it would be very much harder to
build an isolated test bed (with "fake" root hints) if BIND insisted on
always trying to reach all of the compiled-in root hints.


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