notify no

Kevin Darcy kcd at
Fri Jan 10 18:24:47 UTC 2003

meagain wrote:

> when would you want to use the notify no; statement?
> would this mean that I dont want to notify other servers on the internet
> of my existance?

No. You don't send NOTIFYs to arbitrary servers to let them know "of [your]
existence". NOTIFY is used to inform slave servers that a zone has changed.
See RFC 1996.

> as an example would i use the statement if I had a fake domain for a
> internal lan of 70 pc's in the privatre ip range?

Depends on whether the zone has slaves or not, and on how quickly you want
changes to the zone to propagate to those slaves.

- Kevin

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