Try to figure a basic conf for BIND on Mac Catalina

David Chandler david.chandler at
Fri Apr 17 20:20:02 UTC 2020

Firewall was not enabled. The BIND service was not engaged nor would it engage with anything other than Caching. I have since given up on trying to do this on a Mac and installed Debian. It would appear that the variation used by Debian is more flexible and has less issues than the Mac version which again was only happy with a very basic configuration.

I did install this version thru Brew which may mean that the package there just has not caught up to the one that Debian has as Debian's layout of the named.conf files was very different. The location of the files was also different but that is always to be expected when working within any Apple O/S environment.

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