File channels question

Ronald Dutton rtdutton at
Thu Jan 30 16:44:12 UTC 2003

Bind Users,

Am I interpreting the DNS and Bind correctly here ....

	"If you specify that there can be three versions, Bind 8 will keep around
file, file.0, file.1, and file.2. After the name server starts 	or after it
is restarted by a HUP signal, it will move file.1 to file.2, file.0 to
file.1, file to file.0, and start a new copy of file.


	"If you specify a maximum file size, Bind 8 will stop writing to the file
after it reaches the specified file size. Unlike the versions 	clause, the
file will not be rolled over 	and a new file opened when the specified size
is reached. The name server just stops writing to 	the file. If you do not
specify a file size, the file will grow indefinitely."

I read the previous points in such a way...  it's an either or situation. If
this is still true, my question is, why not have 5 versions of a file (like
a log rotation scheme)  AND limit the size of each rotated file before you
send it down the line. The implementation I am trying to create is a channel
of all categories to

and limit the size of each* file then discard the data after

Thanks for all of your help.

Ron Dutton
VitalQIP Support Engineer
TSS Network Operations Software
Lucent Technologies
choose options 8 & 2

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