Bind9: Master Only

Configuration for a master only DNS server.

1. WILL NOT answer queries
2. WILL NOT forward queries
3. WILL NOT perform recursion
4. WILL allow transfers from specified slaves

Zone and configuration files are backed up disk to disk via rsync.

Single point editing of our name space.

Single point of failure. If server is lost, updates to DNS cannot be made until another master is brought online.

options {
directory “/etc”;
pid-file “/var/run/”;
version “Windows 3.11”;
allow-query {“none”; };
allow-recursion {“none”; };
notify yes;
also-notify {
allow-transfer {

zone “” {
type master;
file “/etc/”;