Below are snippets for the settings you can use to enable IPv6 on bind9. These settings can be changed/added from /etc/bind/named.confand /etc/bind/named.conf.options.

IPv6 is supported since version 9. Always use newest available version. At least version 9.1.3 must be used, older versions can contain remote exploitable security holes.

  • listen-on-v6 { any; };
  • (enable IPv6 for listening)

    Transfer source address is used for outgoing zone transfers:

  • transfer-source-v6 [port port];
  • (Transfer source address)

    Notify source address is used for outgoing notify messages:

  • notify-source-v6 [port port];
  • (Notification address)

    Source and more information: and