named-xfer query source address in BIND8

Cricket Liu cricket at
Mon Oct 22 15:06:10 UTC 2001

> I have a BIND8 nameserver where I want the nameserver's IP address to
> be other than the default IP address of the system that is hosting the
> nameserver.
> I can control the IPs on which the named process listens on and the
> port on which it transmits requests.  I cannot however find any way to
> control the IP from which named-xfer requests originate and thus my
> AXFR requests are being rejected.
> Is there any way to overcome this in BIND8?  Would upgrading to BIND9
> help?

How about the transfer-source substatement?

Men & Mice
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