[Resolvconf-devel] Bug#538674: resolvconf: Please honour "recursion no; " in /etc/bind/named.conf/options

Julien Valroff julien at kirya.net
Sun Jul 26 09:09:44 UTC 2009

Package: resolvconf
Version: 1.42
Severity: normal


The current /etc/resolvconf/update.d/bind script does not honour the "recursion no;" option.

This leads to resolvconf setting as DNS server, without the local machine being able to resolve DNS names.

The following line simply tests whether "recursion no;" is in named.conf.options:

	sed 's/^\s*//' /etc/bind/named.conf.options | grep '^recursion\s*no\;'

I do not know what do do with it!

Why doesn't resolvconf simply use the nameservers specified in /e/n/i and put them in resolv.conf when bind is installed?
I have a bind setup running to serve my domains, but I don't want to use it as a local nameserver. Using resolvconf, I have to do it.

Note that empty "allow-recursion {};" seems to have the same effect.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages resolvconf depends on:
ii  coreutils                     6.10-6     The GNU core utilities
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.5.24     Debian configuration management sy
ii  lsb-base                      3.2-20     Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip

resolvconf recommends no packages.

resolvconf suggests no packages.

-- debconf information excluded

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