Best implementation of many zonfiles containing the same info (to avoid duplicate IP-nr)

Karl Auer kauer at
Fri Sep 8 23:49:18 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-09-08 at 08:45 -0700, news at wrote:
> $INCLUDE seems to work but if the IP-nr change you still need to change
> the serial number in each zone-file and restart bind to get it to work.

Put the serial number in an include file too. Change it in one place,
restart BIND... If all your other details (admin address, mname, retry
refresh etc) are the same, you can just put the whole SOA record in an
include file.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at                   +61-2-64957160 (h)                  +61-428-957160 (mob)

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