Finally Converting From Bind 8 -> Bind 9

Tim Daneliuk tundra at
Fri Jul 13 22:26:53 UTC 2007

Josh Paetzel wrote:

> Sure, you can $INCLUDE a file in to a zonefile. :)

Yup - that sure does it.  However, it is still possible to do
Very Stupid Things (tm).  Anyone running bind should not that
this combination of things causes great silliness:


@ IN SOA ......

; Nameservers

             IN NS   ; oops, missing trailing period

Really dumb, and it had my wondering what was wrong with my $INCLUDE -
nothing, of course.

Thanks for the help.  I now have a nice clean db.external with
a corresponding view.  db.internal merely $INCLUDES db.external
as its first statement and has a corresponding view.  Now when I
modify *anything* - $TTL, a host definition ... whatever, it propagates
into both views with a single edit.

Tim Daneliuk     tundra at
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