Multiple instances of BIND at startup

Jonathan Chen jonc at
Thu May 22 20:39:34 UTC 2008

On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 08:13:03AM -0400, Steve Bertrand wrote:
> >>The "match-destination" inspects the DNS address used by the client to
> >>query to determine which view to use. Would this suit your purpose?
> Well, yes, it would suit the purpose, but my fear was exactly that of 
> what Matthew states below about 'leaking'.
> >I believe that the problem is this: even if configured to be an
> >authoritative server, BIND will respond to a query about zones
> >outside what it has authoritative data for with data from its cache
> >if that data is present.  As there is only one cache per instance of
> >BIND, enabling any sort of recursive capability on a server that is
> >otherwise meant to be entirely authoritative can lead to data leaking
> >between the authoritative and recursive parts.  This opens up the
> >possibility of tricking a server into caching false data and responding
> >with it as if it was authoritative.

If this were true, the "view" feature would be broken. I've just tried
this with a client-based ACL, and there doesn't appear to any
cache-leaking across views. Any counter-examples would be welcome.

Jonathan Chen <jonc at>
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