* Eric Reischer:

> My question is, will it be sufficient to create a new root hints file
> that has [A-M].ROOT-SERVERS.NET all defined as 192.168.0.2 (my BIND9
> server's address), or will some other method be more prudent? Will this
> create a circular reference? My goal is to have the server return an
> NXDOMAIN rather than a SERVFAIL on a query to a host that isn't in the
> local table. The other thought I had was to create zone files for
> "com", "net", "edu", etc, and have them all empty.


You could disable recursion altogether and just serve your local zones
authoritatively.