DNS hosts file

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does there exists a hosts.txt file for TLD or Root name servers in our system using Windows or Linux...

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No, not in a file that I know of on a windows system, on a *nix system they store them in a file named root.hints in your BIND directory. However, they are typically built into DNS server installations. They are called root <i><b>hint servers</b></i>.

<a href=”http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/w2k3/services/DNS_root_hints.htm”>Here</a> is a good article that discusses the root hint servers, it’s windows specific but it gives you the general idea.

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  • Astronomer
    There is a hosts file but it doesn't have a txt extension. Look in c:windowssystem32driversetc in windows. In linux look in /etc. rt
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  • Sonyfreek
    I think what Enigmatic is asking for is the Root hints/Root name server file in Windows and Linux. I could be wrong, but a reference to the TLD would indicate root name servers. If that's the case, Windows stores them in %SystemRoot%System32DNSCache.dns and Linux (id: BIND) stores them in a file named root.hints in your BIND directory. Do a find / -name root.hints -print & to find out exactly where it is on your system. HTH, SF
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  • EnigmaticKishore
    thanx for the replies... i understood well now by the answers given by all....
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  • EnigmaticKishore
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