bind multiple instances

Scott Bertilson ssb at
Fri May 18 16:44:21 UTC 2012

In our case, our on-campus public recursive servers run 2 instances, one
for local applications only and the other for the public.  We implemented
it almost exactly as you describe and it works great.


On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 10:48 AM, Barry Margolin <barmar at>wrote:

> In article <mailman.820.1337354587.63724.bind-users at>,
>  "Amira Othman" <a.othman at> wrote:
> > Hi all
> > 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.
> 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?
> --
> Barry Margolin
> Arlington, MA
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