Bind doesn't stop contacting global ROOT DNS servers after commenting(#) the the root hint zone in named.conf

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Mon Aug 2 15:30:13 UTC 2021

Am 02.08.21 um 17:28 schrieb Ramesh:
> Hello,
> I commented the root hint zone section(default) in the named.conf file 
> to stop bind from communicating to the global root DNS servers and it 
> should only use the internal forwarders available in the options{} section.
> |#zone "." IN { # type hint; # file " <>"; #};|
> But the BIND still communicates to the ROOT DNS server when the query 
> can't be answered by the internal forwarders.
> * Is this a default behavior?


> * Does bind has an inbuilt root hint zone even though the zone is not
>  defined in the namd.conf file?


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