Bind99 and a slave named server

Tony Finch dot at
Mon Aug 19 08:08:33 UTC 2013

Dave Warren <davew at> wrote:
> Change the zones from master to slave in your named.conf? There really isn't
> much more to it than that, assuming you have a new authoritative master is
> already configured and serving the zones.

However, beware that BIND 9.9 defaults to "raw" zone files for slaved
zones, whereas master zone files default to text. It is slightly better to
delete the zone file when you restart - if you don't, named will log an
error and move the old file aside.

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