>[please wrap you lines at 72 characters or so] > >aSe wrote: > >> When a person does a dns lookup to the server and its not already cached, >> how does It find out the correct name server to use to find the ip? > >FreeBSD comes with a list of "root" DNS servers. These are master servers >maintained by many different sources that have information on the top level >domains. > From this list, the DNS can figure out which root server to contact for .com >or .net or .whatever. That server then directs your server to the specific >DNS server that has the information you are asking for. > >This is oversimplified. If you have forwarders configured, then the forwarders >check their cache first, before consulting the root servers. >But the basic method is described there.
Ahh okay, I understand that. Someone once told me the information is already downloaded in a list, so the server doesn't have to contact root all the time to get ns information. Is this not true anymore? To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message