root zone on a nameserver which cannot reach root-servers

blrmaani blrmaani at
Mon Oct 3 02:28:23 UTC 2016

We have a DNS server setup where all zones are either slaves or forwards to a internal DNS servers which resolves external names.

1. Do we still need a root zone (type=hint) ?
2. What is the side effect of having root zone when our nameserver cannot reach root servers? (additional load on DNS if yes what percentage?)


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