Variables in named.conf?

Bill Larson wllarso at
Tue Apr 18 14:59:09 UTC 2006

On Apr 18, 2006, at 8:47 AM, Ronni Jensen wrote:

> Hi,
> Is it possible to define variables of some kind in named.conf to use
> with address lists.
> Example: also-notify {;;;};
> Instead of having to change these addresses at a later time, it would 
> be
> nice to do something like:
> $notify-servers {;;;};
> And then:
> also-notify {$notify-servers};
> Is something like this possible?

Is there something wrong with using access control lists, or ACLs?  I 
think that this will provide the same functionality as you are looking 
for.  Take a look at the BIND Administrator's Reference Manual (ARM) 
that comes with the BIND sources.  The "DNS & BIND" book also has 
information about this.

Bill Larson

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