named.conf restored to hint zone for the root by default

Mark Andrews Mark_Andrews at
Thu Aug 2 19:06:03 PDT 2007

> Hi,
> Just for the record, I like the current solution, i.e.
> default being a "hint" zone, and slave zones being
> commented out, ready to be used for those who know
> what they're doing.
> However, I noticed that the "refresh" interval of the
> root zone is 1800, i.e. it would be fetched every 30
> minutes, even though the zone seems to be updated at
> most once per day.  Therefore, wouldn't it make sense
> to add the following option to the slave zones?

	No, it is *NOT* fetched ever 30 minutes.  The SOA is queried
	every 30 minutes (via UDP) and if the serial has increased
	then the zone is fetched.

>         min-refresh-time 86400;

	No.  Let the root server operators make that choice.

	The refresh / retry limits in named are there for ISP's
	which slave 10's of thousands of client zones.
> Best regards
>    Oliver
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