Try to figure a basic conf for BIND on Mac Catalina

Warren Kumari warren at
Thu Apr 16 14:41:56 UTC 2020

On Tue, Apr 14, 2020 at 9:53 AM David Chandler
<david.chandler at> wrote:
> I have been working on this for days. Anything other than Caching-only configuration will not register anything. Port 53 will not open.

It is unclear what you are meaning by "Port 53 will not open" - is
BIND binding to the port? Does it show up in sudo netstat -nP -f inet
-f inet6 | grep '\.53'  ? If you telnet (nc) to localhost 53 do you
get anything?
If yes to the above, it sounds like you have the firewall enabled:


> Looking for help with a configuration that will allow this server to be authority for  2 domains and and forward for all others. Don’t know if I am missing something on the Macintosh but I have followed every configuration I have found on Google and read every document I could find on BIND. Even the sample configuration for the Authoritative Server in the BIND9 documentation yields no joy. The Caching-only will but not the Authoritative.
> Any advice would be helpful!
> David Chandler
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I don't think the execution is relevant when it was obviously a bad
idea in the first place.
This is like putting rabid weasels in your pants, and later expressing
regret at having chosen those particular rabid weasels and that pair
of pants.

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