default zone file

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at
Tue Dec 21 13:51:53 UTC 2004

On Tue, Dec 21, 2004 at 05:17:15AM -0800,
 Robert Montgomery <mogtnomr at> wrote 
 a message of 25 lines which said:

> If I could somehow configure bind to use a default zone file, then I
> wouldnt even need to add that line

If you manage many domains, automatic generation of named.conf
(through Perl / Python / M4 / Ruby / Cheetah / XSLT / whatever) seems
the way to go.

> and restart the nameserver each time I add a domain.

I'm afraid there is no way to avoid a reLOADing (not a reSTARTing) of
the name server.

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