Best practices or known issues with split-dns

Sue Graves sgraves at
Mon Dec 14 17:23:23 UTC 2009

Hi Gord,
There are a couple of references available from ISC:
and, the question about views using TSIG.

Taylor, Gord wrote:
> I should also clarify, before someone states it, that I don't WANT to
> use split-dns, and my goal is to always migrate away from it. But there
> are instances (acquisitions, routing constraints, etc.) where we are
> stuck with split-dns, at least for a short period of time. 
> Thanks,
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> [mailto:bind-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Taylor, Gord
> Sent: 2009, December, 11 10:56 AM
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> Subject: Best practices or known issues with split-dns
> I'm trying to put together a list of best practices for use in my org
> around the use of split-dns (implementation, operational, technical,
> etc.) . Obviously, I'd rather not start from scratch, and since I'd only
> be basing the doc on my experience, there may be things I miss as well.
> Does anyone have, or know of, a similar doc? Even if I get a bunch of
> pointers to several sites with individual items, I don't mind pulling
> disparate sources together into a single doc.
> If I find enough content I could make it generic enough to post publicly
> as well for community consumption - maybe through (I'd be open
> to suggestions on where to post).
> Thanks,
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