[Nix-dev] bind root hints

Tim Barbour trb at categorical.net
Sat Oct 19 13:05:35 CEST 2013

Tim Barbour writes:
 > The DNS HOWTO (http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/DNS-HOWTO-8.html) recommends using
 > dig to get the root hints. Since dig is included with bind, it should be
 > available by the time preStart runs, so I think we could use dig in preStart
 > to fetch the root hints each time preStart runs. Unfortunately, that approach
 > does not provide the version number information (being in a comment, which dig
 > will not return), but it should still work.

Now I am reading elsewhere


that modern bind does not need the root hints file, because it is capable of
finding the information itself. But it may need root.key for DNSSEC.


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