dynamically updated zone and $GENERATE

Kevin Darcy kcd at daimlerchrysler.com
Wed Apr 5 20:55:07 UTC 2006

andrey.lakhno at gmail.com wrote:

>Is it possible to use $GENERATE/$INCLUDE in dynamicaly updated zone
>with latest BIND 9 ?
I don't believe so. Once Dynamic Update is enabled for a zone, then 
named "owns" the zone file and writes whatever it wants to it, whenever 
it wants, which is probably going to wipe out your $GENERATEs and/or 

Use nsupdate or some other Dynamic Update client to maintain the zone's 
"manual" data. If the data in your $GENERATEs and/or $INCLUDEs are 
static, then you just issue the relevant nsupdate commands one time to 
achieve the same result. If, on the other hand, your $GENERATE/$INCLUDE 
data tend to change fairly often, then you'd be wise to insert some 
scripted nsupdates into your change process.

                                                                  - Kevin

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