How to update the DNS root hints

Updating the root servers on the DNS servers, by default when DNS server is installed a list of root servers comes with the server. In this Tutorial we are going to update the list on a server and use that server as basis to update other servers.

Solution


The first step is to check the root hints on the following site: ftp://ftp.rs.internic.net/domain/db.cache

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After that we can open the DNS Manager, and then click on Root Hints.

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Update the entries based on the file that you accessed at the beginning of this Tutorial.

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After completing the first DNS Server, the administrator can go to the remaining servers, and use the option Copy from Server and specify the IP or name of the up-to-date server and that will automatically configure the root hints on that given server.

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