Empty .local zone

Ben Bridges bbridges at springnet.net
Tue Feb 19 16:24:45 UTC 2019


Would it be advisable or inadvisable to define an empty zone for .local on a recursive, unicast BIND server that is not hosting any Microsoft Windows AD domains or other .local zones in order to keep the queries for .local off the root servers?  It seems to me like it would be a good idea, but online searches have returned mixed views on the subject, and BIND doesn't appear to have a built-in zone for it, suggesting there might be a reason not to create an empty zone for it.

(My definition of an empty zone is one that has no records in it except an SOA record and an NS record which returns either "localhost" (preferably) or the BIND server itself.)


Ben Bridges

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