Deleting zone files

sudhakar sudhakar.peram at
Thu Dec 12 18:00:56 UTC 2002

Hi Kevin,
The zones have been removed physically. I mean that there are no computers
and the domains do not exist as of today. There are still entries in the
named.conf files. In that case will my removal of the entries from
named.conf and the removal of the    zone files be sufficient. I'd
appreciate your suggestions and comments.



-----Original Message-----
From: bind-users-bounce at [mailto:bind-users-bounce at]On
Behalf Of Kevin Darcy
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 11:57 AM
To: bind-users at
Subject: Re: Deleting zone files

sudhakar wrote:

> Hi,
> I'd appreciate if you can gurus can share your on experiences and
> suggestions on deleting non-existent zones in my internal DNS server.I'm
> running BIND 8.2 on Red Hat Linux 6.2.

I'm not sure I understand the issue. If the zone is truly "non-existent",
i.e. not delegated, no definition for it in named.conf, then a simple
"rm" of the zonefile should suffice...

- Kevin

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