Re: [DNSOP] Terminology question: split DNS

Paul Vixie <paul@redbarn.org> Mon, 19 March 2018 18:14 UTC

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Bob Harold wrote:
> I think the key part is:
> "different answers depending on the source of the query."
>
> In practice this is done by using either different DNS servers (or
> processes), or multiple "views" in a DNS configuration.
> (Is "view" in BIND called something else in other software?)

bob halley and i put "views" into the BIND9 architecture because 
previously, people were running separate BIND8 server instances on 
different computers or on different listener-IP addresses, and we wanted 
to make this easier.

i suggest not mentioning views, because the concept predates them.

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P Vixie