This chapter contains reference information about the daunting list of parameters that control the BIND 9 series of applications. The reference is split into two parts:
The BIND command-line arguments that control the operational environment at load time and signals that are accepted by a running daemon.
The BIND configuration parameters defined in the
named.conf file that control operational functionality.
While the very number of configuration options may seem initially confusing, only a small subset is required for a typical BIND configuration. The normal set of parameters is illustrated in the examples in Chapter 7. This reference chapter is useful when control over a specific behavior is required, when ...