localhost and rndc.conf in BIND 9

Jun Wang etcwaju at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 31 01:17:17 UTC 2002

I am using BIND 9 and wondering in which zone file I
can put "localhost" record, even I have it in
/etc/hosts? For example:
localhost.   IN    A   

I am asking this because "nslookup localhost." would
fail, while when using BIND 8, I did not have this
problem and I did not have "localhost" record either.

Also, this failure seems to lead to another problem,
in the rndc.conf, when I first used "localhost" in the
"options" statement, rndc would report connect
failure. After I used "" instead, rndc can
run without any problems.

Thanks a lot, waju

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