BIND 8 is much more configurable than previous release of BIND. There are entirely new areas of configuration, such as access control lists and categorized logging. Many options that previously applied to all zones can now be used selectively. These features, plus a consideration of future configuration needs led to the creation of a new configuration file format.
A BIND 8 configuration consists of statements and comments. Statements end with a semicolon. Many statements contain a block of substatements, which are also terminated with a semicolon.
The following statements are supported:
options statements may only
occur once per configuration.
BIND 4.9.x configuration files can be converted to the new format
src/bin/named/named-bootconf.pl, a perl script that
is part of the BIND 8.1 source kit.
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