BIND Type Samples

  • Ron Aitchison

Abstract

This chapter presents sample BIND configurations and accompanying descriptions for each of the DNS types described in Chapter 4. But before jumping into these configurations, let’s take a moment to quickly review these types:
  • Zone master: A name server that responds authoritatively for the zone, reads the zone file from a local file system, and is capable of transferring the zone file to one or more slave servers.

  • Zone slave: A name server that responds authoritatively for the zone, obtains its zone file by a zone transfer from a zone master, and is capable of transferring the zone file to one or more slave servers.

  • Resolver (or caching name server): A name server that provides recursive query support to clients and saves the results in a cache.

  • Forwarding server: A name server that passes all queries for which it has no cached results to a resolver.

  • Stealth or split server: A name server configuration typically used in perimeter defense, which separates the services provided to external and internal users

  • Authoritative-only server: A name server that only provides responses for zones for which it is either a zone master or a zone slave; it does not support recursive queries.

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© Ron Aitchison 2011

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