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Old 01-26-2009, 07:10 PM   #1
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DNS Questions Multiple DNS Servers with single domain

Say I have a domain name called "" is already on Server A
It is being used for two nameservers

Now let's say I have server B and I want to create more nameservers using the domain

I don't want this new DNS server to have a slave relationship with Server A, it is completely independent and will host DNS for a different set of domains.

Is this possible?

I've created a zone file like this:
$TTL 14400
@ IN SOA ( (
86400 ) 14400 IN NS 14400 IN NS 14400 IN A 14400 IN A

Is the above correct and will it work as intended? I guess what I'm getting hung up on is that a zonefile for is already declared on Server A with different entries of course.

Will the two DNS servers fight or will things work as planned?
If not someone smack me and show me the light

Thank you everyone.

Last edited by linuxcrazyguy; 01-26-2009 at 07:12 PM.
Old 01-27-2009, 01:21 PM   #2
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nice question and i did tempt to answer it ,
but - experience is the most beautiful thing,
just try to activate those name servers with a single domain - and see what happens next?

ANS1, &
BNS1, &


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