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whats the difference between named.conf and named.custom

Posted on 2006-06-09
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Recently i was working on a DNS server and i noticed that i was getting some errors on the named.conf (had the same configuration with the named.custom"

what is the main differences of these two files ?

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by:pablouruguay
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extract of named.conf original is only for add some specific commands to don't touch the named.conf


# Include other things into the configuration file, things that
# automatic configuration tools that modify this file might make
# a mess of:  (Though, if you don't use such tools, you can do
# all the configuration within this file.)

include "/etc/named.custom";
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and

## named.custom

# These are extra configuration options in a separate file, one
# that'll be left alone by other programs that might modify the
# "named.conf" file:
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by:c_hockland
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arghh.....
didnt quite catch that...can u please explain little bit more ?

thanks in advance
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pablouruguay earned 250 total points
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many time named.conf is too big to touch or to find same domains. or many times you need to modify constantly the named.conf. for this cases bind add a file to be the quick modify named.custom and you can modify at your pleasure without touch the named.conf

named.custom use it in many cases that you dont want to touch the original named.conf. and don't affect journalling
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