BIND 9.8.0b1 Released Today

pyh at pyh at
Sat Jan 22 04:17:24 UTC 2011

Sue Graves writes: 

> New Features
> 9.8.0
>     * BIND now supports a new zone type, static-stub. This allows the
> administrator of a recursive nameserver to force queries for a
> particular zone to go to IP addresses of the administrator's choosing,
> on a per zone basis, both globally or per view. I.e. if the
> administrator wishes to have their recursive server query and
> for zone rather than the servers listed by the
> .com gTLDs, they would configure as a static-stub zone in
> their recursive server. [RT #21474]

Thanks that's great meaningful from my point.
Once I did need this feature years ago, but bind didnt have at that time.
So I wrote a kernel module with linux kernel to intercept the DNS requests 
and match them with special domains. If matched, the module will return the 
customized responses directly rather than letting bind to answer them. The 
module opens two TCP ports on kernel so it even supports administrative 
commands via socket. 

tcp        0      0*               LISTEN
tcp        0      0*               LISTEN 

Now bind provides this capibility I think it's great much for the bind 
based products so called GSLB(?) so that it can direct clients' traffic to 
different sites in different situations. 


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