default zone file

Mark Andrews Mark_Andrews at
Tue Dec 21 14:00:57 UTC 2004

> I've searched around but cant seem to find an answer
> to this question.
> Is it possible to configure bind to use a default zone
> file when no zone is configured for a given domain?


> As it stands now, I add the following line to
> named.conf every time a new domain is added to the
> system.
> zone "" { type master; file "";
> };
> If I could somehow configure bind to use a default
> zone file, then I wouldnt even need to add that line
> and restart the nameserver each time I add a domain.
> thanks.
> --Rob
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	It is a bad idea.  Think about the effects it would have
	with a incorrect delegation to your server.

	A referral back to the root or SERVFAIL is preferable to
	having wrong information returned.

Mark Andrews, ISC
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