SV: ACL and notify

David Nolan vitroth+ at
Thu Apr 20 15:40:31 UTC 2006

--On Thursday, April 20, 2006 17:15:12 +0200 Ronni  Jensen <roj at> 

> Yah could be.. but I get the same error with:
>         also-notify { "slave-servers"; };
> Any ideas?

Looks like its just not allowed.  From the man page:
also-notify [ port integer ] { ( ipv4_address | ipv6_address )
     [ port integer ]; ... };

compare that to:
allow-notify { address_match_element; ... };

I guess also-notify is strictly an IP address list.  I guess that also 
means my favorite online source for bind config information is wrong, as 
they use also-notify in their acl example documentation.

If you really want something along these lines I suppose you could use a 
macro processor like m4 to do variable expansion.  But, Eww...

-David Nolan
 Network Software Designer
 Computing Services
 Carnegie Mellon University

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