Querying directly a nameserver works, while forwarding not

Matus UHLAR - fantomas uhlar at fantomas.sk
Wed Dec 5 13:46:56 UTC 2012

>On Wed, 2012-12-05 at 10:23 +0100, Daniele Imbrogino wrote:
>> /etc/bind/named.conf.option

On 05.12.12 21:47, Noel Butler wrote:
>WTF is that file?  it certainly is not an ISC named file.

It's file containing the options section, installed by default in debian.
 From the changelog:

   * Do options definitions in /etc/bind/named.conf.options, makes life
     easier in the face of named.conf changes from upstream.

>if you are using some butchered to buggery distros file, please ask on
>your distros mailing list
>we are not to know what that file contains, or expects

it should only contain the options { }; directive with included options.

The bad part is when someone maintains multiple servers with similar
settings, only the differing options should be included in external file,
with common options in main config file.

debian uses:

- named.conf

// no host-specific options
include "named.conf.options"

- named.conf.options

options {
	listen-on "...";

I used instead:

- named.conf:

options {
// common.options
include "named.conf.options";

- named.conf.options:
// host-specific options
listen-on "...";

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