BIND Configuration File Guide - Contents


BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain) Version 8 is more configurable than previous releases of BIND. There are entirely new areas of configuration, such as access control lists and categorized logging, and you can now selectively use many options that previously applied to all zones. These features, plus a consideration of future configuration needs led to the creation of a new configuration file format.

Configuration File

Example Configuration


A BIND 8 configuration file consists of statements and comments. Statements end with a semicolon. Many statements contain a block of substatements, which also end with a semicolon.

The configuration file supports the following statements:

Defines a named IP address matching list for access control and other uses.
Includes a file.
Specifies key information for use in authentication and authorization.
Specifies the information that the server logs and the destination of the log messages.
Controls global server configuation options and sets defaults for other statements.
Sets certain configuration options on a per-server basis.
Defines a zone.

The logging and options statements can occur only one time in a configuration file.


Converting from BIND 4.9.x

If you are performing an update installation to Tru64 UNIX Version 5.0, your BIND Version 4.9.x configuration files are automatically converted to the new format.

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