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Pro DNS and BIND 10 by Ron Aitchison

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Chapter 12. BIND 9 Configuration Reference

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 ...

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