bind multiple instances

/dev/rob0 rob0 at
Fri May 18 16:29:26 UTC 2012

On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 11:48:37AM -0400, Barry Margolin wrote:
> In article <mailman.820.1337354587.63724.bind-users at>,
>  "Amira Othman" <a.othman at> wrote:
> > I am using bind 9 on centos 5.8 and I want to configure second 
> > instance on bind with another ip. Is that possible with bind and 
> > how can I do that?
> Give them each their own named.conf file, and it would probably be 
> best for them to have different default directories.  Use the 
> listen-on option in each named.conf to specify the IP that it uses.

At least one of them should have a non-default controls section as 
well; otherwise only the first one started will be controllable via 

> However, for most purposes where you might want to have multiple 
> instances, you can achieve the same thing with views.  What are
> you trying to do that views doesn't accommodate?
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