How to prevent querying of bind version

Simon Waters Simon at
Wed Oct 3 13:32:56 UTC 2001

derek.b.gooh at wrote:
> I'm running bind 8.22-p5, how do I configure bind to prevent people from
> querying my bind version?

This version of BIND has a major known security issue.

Me, I'd upgrade to BIND 9.2.0rc5 and use the "version" option is

But I guess 8.2.5 will work like that as well, and the upgrade
will be easier.

See the list archive at for more ways of doing this,
as well as discussion as to whether it is a good idea.

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