Using bind in cooperation with LDAP

Sotiris Tsimbonis tsimbonis at
Fri Mar 30 06:55:21 UTC 2007

On 03/29/2007 08:34 PM, mjn wrote:
> Our environment right now has a modified (modified by someone other  
> than me) version of bind 8 that allows us to send queries to a  
> special zone off to x500 and returns one value from the directory  
> We are in the process of upgrading our system to Bind9 and the small  
> number of systems that handle the above transactions are the only  
> holdouts. Is there a simple way to produce the same behavior with bind9?
> Does the list have advice on doing something similar with bind9 or  
> comments on what might be the best replacement set up? Seems to me we  
> could accomplish the same thing using bind-sdb or similar but it  
> would involve some more information in the directory...

Perhaps you can keep your modified version of bind 8 running at a
different port (or even host), upgrade to bind 9 and forward all
requests for "" to modified bind 8:

zone "" {
	type forward; forward only;
	forwarders { <ip.of.bind8.server> port <alternate.port>; };


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