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Old 10-03-2006, 05:35 PM   #1
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Is is possible to pull down all DNS zone records?


I am setting up a secondary DNS server (Bind 9x on Suse). Is it possible to pull down all forward and reverse zone files at once without having to do them one by one?

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Old 10-03-2006, 06:24 PM   #2
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I question what you mean by "All DNS Zone records", but newer versions of Bind support 'fast transfer' which means that multiple resource records are tranfered within a single packet. Older Bind versions only supported one record per packet which increases network traffic and takes longer.
 
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zone xfer

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I question what you mean by "All DNS Zone records", but newer versions of Bind support 'fast transfer' which means that multiple resource records are tranfered within a single packet. Older Bind versions only supported one record per packet which increases network traffic and takes longer.

I am refferring to transferring the zone files for this new slave DNS server.

Thanks,
 
Old 10-04-2006, 03:55 PM   #4
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You'll need two zone configuration files. One for the 'slave' of the forward lookup, and one for the 'slave' of the reverse.

Code:
 zone "domain.com" {
type slave;
file "ZoneName.domain.com";
masters { 1.2.4.5; };
};
 
Old 10-04-2006, 03:59 PM   #5
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Understood, but..

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Originally Posted by musicman_ace
You'll need two zone configuration files. One for the 'slave' of the forward lookup, and one for the 'slave' of the reverse.

Code:
 zone "domain.com" {
type slave;
file "ZoneName.domain.com";
masters { 1.2.4.5; };
};

This DNS server is hosting 4 domains and about 20 reverse records.

So, rather than adding each of these manually to the named.conf, can I somehow tell bind to pull down every forward and reverse zone file off a specific DNS server?

Thanks.
 
  


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