BIND Configuration File Guide--acl Statement


acl name { address_match_list };

Definition and Usage

The acl statement creates a named address match list. It gets its name from a primary use of address match lists: Access Control Lists (ACLs).

Note that an address match list's name must be defined with acl before it can be used elsewhere; no forward references are allowed.

The following ACLs are built-in:
Allows all hosts.
Denies all hosts.
Allows the IP addresses of all interfaces on the system.
Allows any host on a network for which the system has an interface.

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Steven J. Richardson <>
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