I never asked how to convert, I asked why such a drastic change inQuote:>If you haven't already noticed in the src/bin/named directory is a perl
>script called named-bootconf.pl that might help you with the >conversion.
the config was needed. and will zone specific information
(allow-transfer,allow_query) listed in the boot.conf follow the zone
information in a zone transfer as it should (secure_zone)? I don't
think so which means the allow_transfer in the boot.conf on a per zone
basis is useless if the servers that are allowed don't have similar
ie. MASTER is running 8.1 secondary is running 4.9.5-p1 . MASTER
has ZONE specific about who can transfer in named.conf. 4.9.5-p1
transfers zone and doesn't have this restriction because it is not in
the ZONE file. BOTH servers will only recognize SERVER xfrnets not
zone specific transfer limitations. Consequently the secondary
allows zone transfers which shouldn't be allowed. IF the secondary is
8.1 and doesn't have the allow_transfer limitaion listed in it's
boot.conf same problem.
THAT is why I asked why zone specific data like allow_transfer and
allow_query was in the boot.conf and not in the zone files.
A secondary server should'nt have to be configured again for such
limitations on a zone. SECURE_ZONE works in this fashion.
Unfortunately SECURE_ZONE combines both query and transfer.
I don't want to limit queries, just transfers, ANd some of these
secondary servers may not be running 8.1 or set up to limit transfers
which breaks the security of allow_transfer for specific zones.
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