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Old 03-03-2005, 09:56 AM   #1
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bind slave zone


I am a bit confused with bind.
I have started another server on an other network.
I thought that by creating a slave zone on one of the bind server, both nameservers would be authoritative for that zone.
It seems that it is not the case.
The 'slave' zone can not answer to dns requests.
So I created a master zone iso a slave zone on the second bind and now everything is fine...however, is there a quick way to automatically modify the second zone if I change the first one?


Old 03-03-2005, 10:21 AM   #2
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You must include in /etc/named.conf (or wherever is your named.conf) the "type slave" and the masters {xx.xx.xx.xx} statements, where xx.xx.xx.xx is your primary DNS IP address. Example
zone "" {
        type slave;
        file "";
        masters {xx.xx.xx.xx;};
Of cource in the named.conf of your primary you must include
allow-transfer {yy.yy.yy.yy}
where yy.yy.yy.yy is your secondary DNS IP address
Old 03-03-2005, 10:25 AM   #3
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That's what i did, and the slaving was perfect.
However, asking a answer from the 'slave' server.
Considered as a lame server!
Old 03-03-2005, 01:46 PM   #4
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Did you update the whois/root server list to reflect the additional server?


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