BIND 9 question

Barry Margolin barmar at
Thu Jan 20 01:07:33 UTC 2005

In article <cslrb4$19qu$1 at>,
 "Michael Linval" <Mlinval at> wrote:

> I am running RedHat Enterprise ES and using their dns config tool.
> Basically I need to figure out if I need to create a separate zone for
> each used subnet of our class b or if I can use one zone for all.  When
> creating the reverse master zone the tool asks the ip address for the
> zone.  It expects a class c address.

You can use a single zone for the whole class B, or you can create 
separate zones for each /24 within it.

I don't know what tool you're talking about -- BIND doesn't have any 
automatic setup tools.  So it sounds like you're talking about something 
from a third party, and you should ask them how to do what you want.

> Michael Linval
> WAN Manager
> College of St. Scholastica
> Duluth, MN
> 218 723-5914
> >>> Barry Margolin <barmar at> 1/18/2005 11:43:35 PM >>>
> In article <csjt9v$1bh3$1 at>,
>  "Michael Linval" <Mlinval at> wrote:
> > I am in the process of migrating from BIND 8 to BIND 9 and have run
> > into an issue I cant seem to resolve.  When creating the reverse
> lookup
> > file it asks for for the file creation.  We have a class
> B
> > ip license and I need to service multiple class C subnets.
> > 
> > I am very new to BIND so I hope Im not asking a stupid question.
> What do you mean by "it asks for"?  BIND doesn't ask you
> for 
> anything, you configure everything manually in the named.conf file.

Barry Margolin, barmar at
Arlington, MA
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