DNS recursion on Dapper's BIND9

David Koski david at kosmosisland.com
Thu Aug 30 02:07:32 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 29 August 2007 17:19, Brian Fahrlander wrote:
> Brian Fahrlander wrote:
> > James Gray wrote:
> >> ----- Original Message -----
> >> From: "Brian Fahrlander" <brian at fahrlander.net>
> >>
> >>     I'm hoping to find someone else with master zones (other than for
> >> localhost) and compare notes before I take this further...
> >>
> >> Master zones for who exactly?  Are you referring to the root name
> >> servers (ie, your "hints" file for bind)?
>     Master zones, i.e., primary zones like "altavista.local" in my case
> which resolves 191.168.1.* into names I can remember, and makes setting
> up email, nfs, ldap, etc so much easier to do. The "slave" zones would
> be "altavista.local" (in this case) living on a slave server on another
> machine, not root servers.

OT for this thread: .local TLDs will give you trouble if in the same network 
with Mac OS X machines, or at least potentially so, as .local is used by 
Avahi's mDNS (Multicast DNS).  See:


..been there, done that..



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