Newbie Question - Split Zones
kcd at daimlerchrysler.com
Thu Mar 30 23:14:14 UTC 2000
> Is it possible to split a zone between 2 different servers. Usefull in a
> scenario in which you would want to separate external hosts (public space)
> and internal hosts (private space) but yet be able to resolve either
> external or internal from the internal server. Hope that makes sense.
The traditional method has been to run two different instances of the zone,
with the external being a subset of the internal. Unfortunately, this usually
means double maintenance for the external names.
The "views" mechanism described in the _DNS_and_BIND_ book would permit
"conditional forwarding" to another server if a name wasn't found locally. If
and when "views" are incorporated into BIND 9, then this should enable the
kind of "split" you describe, which would be more maintainable than the
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