root hints

Rick Dicaire kritek at
Wed May 2 20:48:00 UTC 2018

Hi, used to be you could
dig > root.hints
and use this file in named.conf for root.hints configuration.
Some time around 9.11? the output of dig with no arguments stopped
reporting the ADDITIONAL section that shows the IPs of the root servers.

I've moved on to 9.12 and the dig behaviour is same as above, so for the
time being I'm using:
to get an output usable for root.hints.

While the above works, what is the official/best practise/recommended way
to update root.hints?

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