Allow-transfer using BIND9

deepdown deepdown at
Mon Dec 2 23:33:30 UTC 2002

> I have three name servers (one master, two slaves) that are 
> running BIND 9.2.1 (on SuSE Linux 8.0).  They are operating 
> just as they should, but recently I added four new zones.  
> For some odd reason, the master is resolving them, but 
> refusing to allow the slaves to transfer from it.
> Here's a sample of the entry I have for these zones:
> zone "" IN {
>         type master;
>         file "/dns/master/miscellaneous/whatever/";
>         allow-transfer { x.x.x.x; y.y.y.y; };
> };      
> The oddity is that this is EXACTLY the same format that the 
> original zones are in.  There are no unusual entries in the 
> master's log files (except that it does record that it denied 
> zone transfers from x.x.x.x and y.y.y.y for the zone).  The 
> slave server logs simply show that they attempted to transfer 
> the new zones, but were denied.
> Any thoughts?  Is this a bug?
>  - Jon Fullmer

You need to create the zone manually on the slave servers
Then rndc reload on the slaves, and they will retrieve the zone record



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