BIND started several times at one time

Karl Auer kauer at
Wed Nov 16 01:00:56 UTC 2011

On Tue, 2011-11-15 at 18:41 -0600, /dev/rob0 wrote:
> On Tuesday 15 November 2011 18:19:22 Aleksander Kurczyk wrote:
> > This will not be a server for public use. I just wan't to try make
> > a configuration of two or more servers with zone transfers,
> > master/slave, notify, etc. locally (on but on different
> > ports). How can I do that? I have to install named several times
> > or just start it with some options?
> "man named" will show you the options, I think you want "named -c 
> /path/to/alternate/named.conf".
> Each instance will need a unique listen-on setting.

If this is for experimentation, you'll probably also want to set up
different logs, too.

The neatest way to do this might be on virtuals, rather than on the same
host. That way each will be completely separate from the others -
addresses, ports, logs etc. And if/when you then want to put a
configuration into production, you might even be able to just drop the
virtual onto a suitable host, tweak the config for a real address, and
off you go...

Regards, K.

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