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2.2.4.1.1 DNS_BOOT_METHODS

The DNS_BOOT_METHODS is an 8-bit integer value that specifies the sources of information from which the DNS server obtains information at boot time. Following are possible values for this:

Constant/value

Description

BOOT_METHOD_UNINITIALIZED

0x00

Server obtains the boot information, the list of zones to load, and populates its database in the following order, until successful: from a file-based persistent storage, or from the directory server, or from the persistent copy of the DNS Zone Table. <26>

BOOT_METHOD_FILE

0x01

Server obtains boot information, the list of zones to load, and populates its database from a file based persistent storage.

BOOT_METHOD_REGISTRY

0x02

Server obtains boot information, the list of zones to load, and populates its database from the local persistent copy of the DNS Zone Table.

BOOT_METHOD_DIRECTORY

0x03

Server obtains boot information, the list of zones to load, and populates its database from the local persistent copy of the DNS Zone Table for zones located in local persistent storage, and from the directory server for zones persistently stored in the directory server.

 
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