Same zone in multiple views

Mark Andrews Mark_Andrews at
Tue Dec 14 22:30:01 UTC 2004

> On Tue, 2004-12-14 at 08:26 -0500, Barry Margolin wrote:
> > In article <cplmd0$45s$1 at>,
> >  Fredrik Tolf <fredrik at> wrote:
> > 
> > > However, I have a couple of zones that I want to look the same in both
> > > views (my IPv6 reverse zone and another zone that I'm hosting for a
> > > friend). What's the best way to do that? Right now, I've put the same
> > > zone declaration in both views. Is this the correct way to do it, or is
> > > there another way of doing it?
> > 
> > Yes, that's the way.
> OK, nice to know, at least. =)
> However, it doesn't seem to work flawlessly (or far from it, actually).
> When I do a DDNS update to that zone, it doesn't update until either
> after a long time, or after I restart named. I set the TTL of those RRs
> top 1800, and at first I thought that might be it, but:

	You can't share dynamic zones.
> 1. It takes far longer than half an hour for the RRs to update.
> 2. My other DDNS zones (that are only in one view) update immediately.
> Does anyone know what I might be doing wrong?
> > I think it would be nice if such things could be put outside of views, 
> > and automatically be inherited by all the views (analogous to the way 
> > global options are automatically inherited by zones that don't override 
> > them), but this isn't currently the case AFAIK.
> That was my thought as well, but it didn't when I tried. =)
Mark Andrews, ISC
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