Bind dual zones?

Tim Hibbard hibbard at
Fri Jul 27 14:09:08 UTC 2007

Donny Jekels wrote:
> Is the records the same in both zone files?
> i.e. 
> 	do you have the same A, C-NAME, PTR records in both zone files
I do not know for sure the answer to this since I do not administer the 
DNS.  I can only assume that
the records are the same in both zones.  This is what is creating the 
problems of dual entry for
DNS to get and  It would be great if we could 
somehow control one zone to do both.  One entry ....

> -----Original Message-----
> From: bind-users-bounce at [mailto:bind-users-bounce at] On
> Behalf Of Tim Hibbard
> Sent: Friday, July 27, 2007 7:37 AM
> To: bind-users at
> Subject: Bind dual zones?
> Greetings,
> Forgive me for I not to greatly knowledgeable with Bind.  My experience 
> encompasses adding zones, cnames, anames and modifing the SOA.   Our 
> university (Ohio University) is experiencing growing pains DNS wise.  We
> have two domains and  While I'm not the person that 
> handles the DNS I am part of a committee to help resolve the following 
> problem:
> It has become a burden for the DNS team to create new DNS zone.  If a 
> user asks for the administrator has to do a dual entry 
> in two different zones.  One for and one for 
>  Is there a way to overcome this problem so when we add
> that "something" is created to point to
> the same address?
> Any examples or feedback would be greatly appreciated.  Please remember 
> I'm a realiative newbie to Bind ;)
> Thanks in advance,
> Tim Hibbard


** To err is human--and to blame it on a computer is even more so.

Tim Hibbard
Senior Software Engineer
Vice President For Research
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701
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