root hints operation

Joseph S D Yao jsdy at
Tue Nov 17 15:25:08 UTC 2015

On 2015-11-17 04:21, Ray Bellis wrote:
> 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.

Or a real root hints file that differed from the compiled-in version, 
either in the current case (where there is a lot of overlap so it 
actually wouldn't matter that much) or for a private internet 
(lower-case 'i') with no overlap.

Joe Yao

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