root zone on a nameserver which cannot reach root-servers

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Mon Oct 3 08:42:15 UTC 2016

Am 03.10.2016 um 04:28 schrieb blrmaani:
> We have a DNS server setup where all zones are either slaves or forwards to a internal DNS servers which resolves external names.
> Questions:
> 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?)

the root nameservers are only needed for recursion, that's it

own zones and forwarding is *not* recursion

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