rndc addzone type forward

Evan Hunt each at isc.org
Wed Nov 16 20:50:46 UTC 2016

> I'm trying to add zone of type "forward" with rndc addzone, but it fails with:

Unfortunately that's not currently possible. The configuration syntax is
misleading here. You configure forwarding in a view by putting a "zone"
statement in named.conf, but it doesn't actually build a zone *object*,
the way type "master" or "slave" does; it tells the server to set up a
different data structure entirely.  The addzone command is focused on zone
objects and doesn't know what to do with this.

(I thought I remembered documenting this limitation, but I don't see it in
the ARM; my apologies for that oversight.)

We've had a feature request in our queue for some time to make it possible
to configure forwarding via rndc. Hopefully in 9.12.

Evan Hunt -- each at isc.org
Internet Systems Consortium, Inc.

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