Metazones or Something Else?

John Anderson johna at
Mon Aug 4 17:04:36 UTC 2014

Yes, the actual zone information, that would appear in named.conf something similar to:

zone "name" in {

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Cuttler [mailto:brian at] 
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2014 9:49 AM
To: John Anderson
Subject: Re: Metazones or Something Else?


Zone information? As in the named.conf file and not the zone files?


On Mon, Aug 04, 2014 at 04:33:24PM +0000, John Anderson wrote:
> Greetings Bind-Users List,
> I've recently inherited a project that is going to require some method of automatically disseminating zone information to slave DNS servers running BIND.  While searching for an industry standard method of accomplishing this task, I came across this rather dated document that Paul Vixie wrote on accomplishing exactly this task. [ ] Since reading that document, I have been unsuccessful in locating any documentation of this feature on ISC's website.
> Has this metazone idea gained any traction?  Is there a distributable implementation? If not, has another technology emerged which essentially injects restart-persistent zone SOA record information into BIND so that it may then receive AXFR/IXFR for the zone from the master?
> Any nudge in the right direction would be appreciated.
> John A.
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