how do overlapping views work in bind?

bert hubert bert.hubert at
Sun Mar 9 16:10:24 UTC 2008

Hi everybody,

I've read the BIND manual quite closely, but I can't figure out how
overlapping views work.

If there is an 'ANY' view, and one with match-clients and a
query comes in from, it is obvious that it should not go to the
'any' view, but to the view.

However, both match-client statements match.

Which one wins? The first one that is specified? The most specific one? 

Or is the 'any' match special, and always tried only if nothing else

I hope you can help me figure out - if need be, I can write up some words
for the BIND manual once we figure this out. I'll need to do so for the
PowerDNS manual anyhow!

Kind regards,


--      Open source, database driven DNS Software              Open and Closed source services

More information about the bind-users mailing list