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DNS and BIND, 5th Edition by Paul Albitz, Cricket Liu

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Appendix E. BIND Nameserver and Resolver Configuration

BIND Nameserver Boot File Directives and Configuration File Statements

Here’s a handy list of all the boot file directives and configuration file statements for the BIND nameserver, as well as configuration directives for the BIND resolver. Some of the directives and statements exist only in later versions, so your nameserver may not support them yet. Most of this information is based on the named.conf manual page, so you can check your manual page if your version of BIND is a newer than 8.4.7or 9.3.2.

The options statement has become quite extensive. At the end of this appendix, we have included the description of each configuration option from the BIND 9 Administrator Reference Manual, in case you don’t have easy access to the manual page. For BIND 8, this information is on the named.conf manual page.

BIND 8 Configuration File Statements

acl

Function

Creates a named IP address matching list, for access control and other uses.

Syntax
acl name {
   address_match_list;
};

Covered in Chapters 10 and 11.

controls (8.2+)

Function

Configures a channel used by ndc to control the nameserver.

Syntax
controls {
   [ inet ( ip_addr | * ) port ip_port allow address_match_list; ]
   [ unix path_name perm number owner number group number; ]
};

Covered in Chapter 7.

include

Function

Inserts the specified file at the point the include statement is encountered.

Syntax
include path_name;

Covered in Chapter 7.

key (8.2+)

Function

Defines a key ID that can be used in a server ...

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