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Re: returns NXDOMAIN for com.

  • From: Mark Milhollan
  • Date: Mon Aug 07 12:34:03 2000

Michael Shields writes:
>In article <[email protected]>,
>Mark Milhollan <[email protected]> wrote:
>> This is why BIND 8 has the bogus characteristic, or why one may need to
>> edit their root hint file.  Too bad both require a reload/restart.
>As well as manual configuration at every resolver on earth.  I don't
>think that's a scalable solution.  The root servers need to work.

Neither do I believe it is scalable, but it's what BIND has available. 
More to the point, the reason for the bogus characteristic, as I read
the documentation, is that without it it's impossible to correct this
kind of situation -- scalable or not -- if a nameserver's operation
cannot be corrected.