How to stop ANY zone transfer

Phil Mayers p.mayers at
Mon Apr 16 10:24:43 UTC 2012

On 16/04/12 10:35, Chiesa Stefano wrote:
> Hello all.
> I'm developing a web application to apply massive dns changes
> automatically.
> I have a master dns server and three slaves. To test the application I'm
> going to create an identical copy of the master server (in the same
> network too).
> What is scaring me is the update of the slaves. If I don't change
> anything in the Bind configuration on the test server at the first zone
> change it will replicate the zone to the slaves, and I, obviously, don't
> want it.

No it won't.

The master does not "replicate" to the slaves. Rather, the slaves query 
the master.

As long as you don't change the config on the slaves, they will ignore 
your "test master", since it isn't a configured master.

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