Overriding Included Zone File Entries

Pat Suwalski pat at suwalski.net
Tue Mar 5 20:13:06 UTC 2013

On 13-03-05 02:51 PM, Barry S. Finkel wrote:
> What you need to do is have the common piece in an $INCLUDE file
> and put changed items (such as www in your example) in each view.
> If www changes in each view, then do not include it in the common
> file.  If, for example, you have three views, and www is the same
> in two views and different in the third, then you still have to
> have www in each view and not in the common file.

That then becomes quite painful when a customer asks for a single server 
to change over a single server, and then 80-or-so other files have to 
change to accommodate that. Essentially, as much work as not having the 
include in the first place, for everyday operations.

Really wishing for a $OVERRIDE flag, that replaces entries from this 
point on in the zone file.

Thanks for the insight.


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