... second basic question about automatic "populate"

Kevin Darcy kcd at daimlerchrysler.com
Fri Dec 6 20:33:15 UTC 2002

William Gacquer wrote:

>Using bind 9 on linux systems, if my bind configuration is OK, will the databases populate themselves automatically ?
Your cache will populate itself automatically, assuming you have your 
hints file configured correctly. A slave zone will populate 
automatically as long as you are able to regularly perform zone 
transfers from the master(s). A master file will only populate 
"automatically" if you have something external to BIND updating the 
database, either by adding/changing/deleting entries to the zone file 
from which the zone loads (or whatever backend named loads the zone 
from), or via Dynamic Update while BIND is running, or some combination 
of the two.

                                        - Kevin

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