DNS Root Server List Query

Brian Chadwick brianchad at westnet.com.au
Wed Feb 6 00:35:18 UTC 2008

G.Wolfe Woodbury wrote:
> Dan Track wrote:
>> Hi
>> I'm curious as to how a fedora DNS server functions on a basic level.
>> As far as I am aware when a DNS server queries a domain name and it
>> doesn't have it in its cache then it will begin a query from the root
>> name servers and then go down the DNS tree until it gets to its final
>> result. My question is then where in fedora is this list of root
>> nameservers?
>> Thanks
>> Dan
> There should be a "named.ca" file that contains the hints cache for the
> root name servers.
it doesnt quite work that way.

named queries the next most authoritative DNS server, ie, your ISP's ... 
then the ISP's named queries its' next most authoritative, and so on, 
until the query is answered. seldom does the query get to the root servers.

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