[Nix-dev] bind root hints
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.
More information about the nix-dev