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Howto update the Root Hints file for BIND Named server in CentOS, Red Hat, or Fedora?

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Red Hat, Fedora, or CentOS:

You can retrieve root zone file from ftp://ftp.rs.internic.net.

wget --user=ftp --password=ftp ftp://ftp.rs.internic.net/domain/db.cache -O /var/named/chroot/var/named/named.ca

OR if not chrooted

wget --user=ftp --password=ftp ftp://ftp.rs.internic.net/domain/db.cache -O /var/named/named.root

Reload rndc to update information, enter:
rndc reload

Another option is run dig command to fetch information:
# dig +bufsize=1200 +norec NS . @a.root-servers.net > /var/named/named.root

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 June 2013 09:45  
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