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Isn't "make install" supposed to generate a default named.conf?
Author: ISC Support Reference Number: AA-00290 Views: 3574 Created: 2011-05-12 18:30 Last Updated: 2011-05-12 18:30 0 Rating/ Voters

Short Answer: No.

Long Answer: There really isn't a default configuration which fits any site perfectly. There are lots of decisions that need to be made and there is no consensus on what the defaults should be. For example FreeBSD uses /etc/namedb as the location where the configuration files for named are stored. Others use /var/named.

What addresses to listen on? For a laptop on the move a lot you may only want to listen on the loop back interfaces.

Who do you offer recursive service to? Is there are firewall to consider? If so is it stateless or stateful. Are you directly on the Internet? Are you on a private network? Are you on a NAT'd network? The answers to all these questions change how you configure even a caching name server.


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