17.5.2. Multiple Views

17.5.2. Multiple Views

Through the use of the view statement in named.conf, BIND can present different information depending on which network a request originates from.

This is primarily used to deny sensitive DNS entries from clients outside of the local network, while allowing queries from clients inside the local network.

The view statement uses the match-clients option to match IP addresses or entire networks and give them special options and zone data.


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