Deleting zone files

Doug Barton DougB at
Fri Dec 13 04:22:26 UTC 2002

On Thu, 12 Dec 2002, sudhakar wrote:

> We used to have a zone file for  but off late we have removed
> the computers in the sub domain but still exists. So I was
> wondering if you gurus will be able to guide me on the steps and precautions
> that I need to take in deleting file from the DNS server.

1. Delete the zone from named.conf on the slaves, delete the zone file on
the slaves, reload (or reconfig) the slaves.

2. Delete the zone from named.conf on the master, delete the zone file on
the master (if it's not shared by other zones).

3. Delete the delegation records in, and up the serial.

4. Reload the master.

Hope this helps,


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