TSIG and zone xfers to BIND 4.9.4 from 9.1.3 nameserver

Danny Mayer mayer at gis.net
Mon Oct 15 23:31:39 UTC 2001

At 01:14 PM 10/15/01, Sasso, John   IT wrote:

>We have an old BIND 4.9.4 nameserver running under WindowsNT, and would like
>it to perform zone transfers from our primary UNIX nameserver which is
>running BIND 9.1.3.  Currently, that UNIX nameserver interacts with another
>UNIX secondary nameserver (also running BIND 9.1.3) via TSIG for secure zone
>transfers and control channel access (via rndc).  Many machines still
>reference the old BIND 4.9.4. nameserver, so until we get everyone looking
>at the UNIX nameservers, we need to have the old nameserver do zone
>transfers from the UNIX primary.  
>I know how to make a BIND 4.9.4 server a secondary, but how would I get it
>to do zone transfers from the UNIX primary w/o using TSIG and still have the
>UNIX-based primary and secondary use TSIG amongst themselves?
Upgrade the BIND server on your Windows NT box to BIND 8.2.5-REL and then
you can use TSIG. You can even upgrade to BIND 9.2.0rc6 which is also
available for NT.


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